January Wednesday Wine Committees are always a great as the red wines are required to be 11yrs old, making all of the reds 2008 vintage. 1 sparkler, 2 whites, 4 reds and 1 dessert wine were served today, all blind.
Another wine that was hard not to get...quintessential Sauternes. Honey comb, honeyed nectarine and peaches, orange blossom. The acidity from this producer (being fairly low), in my experience, lends me to think these are best enjoyed on the younger side (15yrs) as opposed to others than can go 20+. — 9 months ago
Drink this instead of dessert, not with it! Lovely smooth spice, great gold color. Could put away for years more and it'll only get better. — 9 months ago
A deep golden hue with honey, peaches, and floral notes on the nose. This is a decidedly standard Sauternes, which is to say it’s wonderful. Sweet, almost to the point of excess but not quite, with something of an elegant mouthfeel. A little spice on the mid palate. Oranges, peach cobbler, apricots, white pepper, and honey. Long finish with even more sweetness. Not the most complex Sauternes I’ve ever had but who cares, this is too much fun to drink. — 9 months ago
We were introduced to this wine by a dear French colleague as the go-to match for Foie Gras. He is right! — 10 months ago
Two years after the first trial, this wine has lost a little bit of fresh youth but turned into mature flavours of semillion. The acidity through the pineapple has changed into more of a ripe melon and honey with hints of nectarine. This second wine from Sigalas-Rabau is still delicious liquid gold that goes well with fresh fois gras and caramalized pears and hazelnuts. — 10 months ago
I first have to note that I tend to like sweet wines. On the nose it had notes of ripe stone fruit and if you can smell honey it would be there as well. Now the tasting is where this wine shines. The “Noble Rot” is there in its full glory! The sweetness is not over the top. I happened to have this wine with a spiced pork roast with a nice layer of fat and this wine matched up lovely with it. Back to the flavor profile, you have the ripe stone fruit and honey notes. You will enjoy this wine. — 10 months ago
So we drank this on a root day and it was really good but not outrageous especially for the price. Drinking at 10 years was also probably not the smartest decision 😬. But it was one of those rare convivial evenings where a dessert wine was the perfect finish! — 9 months ago