White Bordeaux Blend

Jean Marc Barthez

Bordeaux Blanc 2018

95% Sauvignon Blanc & 5% Semillon
Entre-Deux-Mers AOC

Nose of freshly washed sweet, green grapes, lemon grass and green melon.

Palate is crisp, citrus biased, lightly tart not sweet, lime squeezed on granite, medium finish.

$13 price of enjoyment, even zombies 🧟‍♂️ without brains 🧠 would think this is a deal, because it is! Pleasure delivered.

Our first 2018 vintage experience, exciting stuff. 👍
— 3 days ago

Dr., P and 22 others liked this

Château du Seuil

Blanc Graves White Bordeaux Blend 2015

A nice weeknight Bordeaux Blanc, 60% Semillon & 40% Sauvignon Blanc.

Nose is uncomplicated, white flowers, honey and recently cut hay.
Palate has light honey, squeeze of lime and grapefruit pith, apricot on the finish.

Still several years to go on this bottle until it begins to shed some light of its medium acidity.
— 14 days ago

Neil, P and 24 others liked this

Château Rieussec

Carmes de Rieussec Sauternes Sémillon-Sauvignon Blanc Blend 2015

WGBY Public Television, Wine Lovers Dinner; 16 March 2019 at Tower Square Hotel (Marriott); Springfield, MA — 5 days ago

Manny, David and 20 others liked this

Château de Reignac

Grand vin de Reignac 2016

Delectable Wine
9.0

The 2016 de Reignac is an absolute joy to taste. Raspberry jam, mocha, plum and spice flavors are lifted by expressive floral notes in a mid-weight, Merlot-based Bordeaux Supérieur that will drink well right out of the gate. This is a fabulous wine for the money. $13.00 (Antonio Galloni, Vinous, March 2019) — 11 days ago

David, Jeremiah and 22 others liked this
Philip Patston

Philip Patston

Can I get this at Binnys in Chicagoland?
Dr. Owen Bargreen

Dr. Owen Bargreen

Killer BDX for the price 👌🍷

Château Rieussec

Sauternes Sémillon-Sauvignon Blanc Blend 1983

David T
9.4

Dessert last night was a layered, guava, mango, raspberry, passion fruit cheesecake. I did a dual pair with 14 Kobalt Sauvignon Blanc and this 83 Rieussec Sauternes. The 83 won hands down.

Look at that color! 👀 The older they are, the darker they get. I’ve seen one nearly black, a 1928 D'yquem a number of years back. A good producer/vintage of Sauternes will out live almost anyone’s life span properly stored. This 35 year old 375ml was no exception to that rule.

The nose reveals; brown sugar, molasses, dried; pineapple, apricots, peaches, nectarines, orange citrus, touch of light colored citrus’s, marmalade, mixed nuts with skin, toffee, caramel, tea notes, soft limestone minerals, gravel with pebbles and dark withering flowers/lilies.

The body is full, rich and gorgeous. The palate is nicely integrated and complex. The fruits are a combination of candies and dried. Brown sugar, raw sugar cane, molasses, dried; pineapple, apricots, peaches, nectarines, mango, prunes & dates. Candied, lemon, lime & grapefruit. Orange citrus, marmalade, honeycomb, mixed nuts with skin, toffee, caramel, Lipton tea notes, soft limestone minerals, gravel with pebbles and dark withering flowers, yellow & orange lilies. The acidity is like a rain shower and the elegant, rich, well balanced and polished finish lingers on your palate and dances mentally in your brain. There is also granulated sugar on the palate. Huge RS!

Producer notes...Rieussec is aged in an average of 50% new, French oak barrels for 18 to 24 months, depending on the character of the vintage. Chateau Rieussec is owned by the Lafite side of the Rothschild family and all their used oak barrels come from Chateau Lafite.

Photos of; Chateau Rieussec, grapes awaiting the onset of botrytis, their roughly 25-30 year Estate vines and their barrel room.
— 18 days ago

Severn, Paul and 20 others liked this
Severn Goodwin

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I can't allow a Sauternes to out live me, it shall be consumed with a smile.
David T

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@Severn Goodwin As it should be! I was only referencing their longevity.

Château Guiraud

Sauternes Sémillon-Sauvignon Blanc Blend 2009

Stone fruits. Almond, butter pastry, toasted coconut. Unctuous. Viscous. Long. Fantastic! — 5 days ago

Billy, Ceccherini and 6 others liked this
Byron C Mayes

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Was my first Sauternes! Always classic! And their Bordeaux Blanc Sec is nothing to sneeze at!

Château Mouton Rothschild

Aile d'Argent Blanc Bordeaux White Bordeaux Blend 2017

Greg Ballington
9.2

Pale golden yellow in appearance. Rich nose with layers of pineapple, kiwi, honeysuckle, vanilla bean and bees wax. Well rounded acidity (6/10) and medium minus body. Palate grows on you with a pinch of sweetness as well as tons of tropical fruits, citrus rind, honeycomb and a touch of wax. Long and lingering finish. Drink till 2029. — 13 days ago

Sean BallingtonIndia Okoh
with Sean and India
Paul, Severn and 17 others liked this

Lieutenant de Sigalas

Sauternes White Bordeaux Blend 2010

Extremely funny part about this one is that most people have never had or do not like sweet wines. It seems to me though they don’t know how to drink them very well. At this party we had a mixture of hard and soft cheeses, bread, and sausage. Showing people that a small sip of this wine combined with some of those flavors produced something much more interesting and tolerable feels like a big coup on my part. My guests went from not wanting to wanting another bottle of this wine. Honeyed apricots and dried peach flavors. Kind of dusty in a raw honey kind of way. Excellent second label of Chateau Sigalas-Rabaud. — 5 days ago

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Domaine de Chevalier

Pessac-Léognan Sémillon-Sauvignon Blanc Blend 2014

Jörgen Lindström Carlvik
9.3

Just beautiful and while still infant, proving great interest and grace. Piercing acidity, gooseberries and stone fruits are framed by fine tuned barrels, finishing dry, lengthy and layered. 93+ — 11 days ago

Anthony De, Shay and 13 others liked this

Château d'Yquem

Y Sauternes Sémillon-Sauvignon Blanc Blend 2014

Greg Ballington
9.5

Lemony green. Rich and floral nose coated in honeysuckle, lilacs, sweet peaches, honey and citrus. Medium acidity (6/10) and well rounded with a medium minus body. A bit sweet on the palate with tons of citrus fruits, stone fruits, white flowers and lemon grass. Long and lingering finish. Drink till 2028. — 19 days ago

India OkohMo Salem
with India and Mo
Ron, Neil and 34 others liked this