Sauternes, Graves

Château d'Yquem

Sauternes Sémillon-Sauvignon Blanc Blend 1996

Open that bottle night! We’ve had this kicking around the cellar for nearly a decade and it was time. I’ve drank many Sauternes but have dreamed of tasting Yquem since devouring Richard Olney’s monograph (and Jeremiah Tower’s descriptions of Yquem bacchanals) as a boy—yeah I was a maybe a bit precocious.

Nose of muscat grapes. A brilliant medium amber, luscious mouthfeel. Mature. Honey, almond essence, crème brûlée, coconut, candied pear. The richness sets Yquem apart. What a treat. Happy birthday
@Alsu Shakirova 🥰🥂🎂
— 5 days ago

Alsu Shakirova
with Alsu
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Jim Wagonfeld

Jim Wagonfeld

Your girl deserve this. Happy BD Alsu!

Château Guiraud

Sauternes Sémillon-Sauvignon Blanc Blend 2009

Flinty. Beautiful aroma. Nice restrained sweetness — 10 days ago

Château Coutet

Sauternes-Barsac Sémillon Blend 2017

The 2017 Chateau Coutet is a beautiful wine that is needing a bit more time in the bottle to gain complexity. Aromatically intense, the wine shows good range from honey and nutmeg infused creme brûlée tones that combine with lighter wet stone and brandy soaked pear aromas that take shape in the glass. Flavors of vanilla cream and butterscotch with apricot jelly accents highlight this gorgeous wine. The palate has great tension and verve, revealing a silky mouthfeel. The exceedingly long finish lingers long on the tongue. Give this beautiful wine a few years in the cellar prior to enjoying. Drink 2022-2040- 94 — a month ago

Eric, Shay and 27 others liked this

Château Suduiraut

Sauternes Sémillon-Sauvignon Blanc Blend 2013

Disaster for reds but great vintage for Sauternes. I always found 01, 05, 10 a bit heavy to drink now but this is refreshing and has beautiful acidity. One of my favorite Sauternes vintages. — 18 days ago

Eric, Severn and 8 others liked this

Château Roûmieu-Lacoste

Sauternes Sémillon-Sauvignon Blanc Blend 2006

Very nice, peach, pear, honey, some grass and touch of wood/varnish. — 5 days ago

Château Doisy-Védrines

Sauternes Sémillon Sauvignon Blanc Blend 2016

A blend of mostly Semillon with some Sauvignon Blanc. Deep lemon color with concentrated aromas of ripe fruit and sweet honey. On the palate you can taste the layers from sweet ripe fruit to honey to nutty notes adding in a touch of citrus. Long finish with an elegant ending. A beauty from Olivier Casteja. Had this for Mom’s birthday. — 25 days ago

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Château Rieussec

Sauternes Sémillon-Sauvignon Blanc Blend 2001

Vintage 2001 / Botrytis Par Ecellence. Clove. Apricot. Caramel. Honey. Heavenly, with that characteristic stinking tone of the pourriture noble. Syrupy structure. A treat! With lots and lots of life ahead. — 22 days ago

Iwan, Bob and 34 others liked this

Château Doisy-Daëne

Sauternes Sémillon-Sauvignon Blanc Blend 2007

From a half bottle. Massive peach and burnt caramel flavors. Wasn’t all that thick or deep. A little disappointing as there are better Sauternes out there for the price. — 24 days ago

Brooke Weaver Jakubowski
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