Fleur de Charme

Sauternes Sémillon

8.59 ratings
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Sauternes, Graves, Bordeaux, France
Sémillon
Blue Cheese, Fruit Desserts
Top Notes For
Jason Guyett

Fleur de Charme Sauternes 2013. My first time trying Sauternes. On the nose, there’s a delicious apricot like Icewine scent. I’m not sure if it’s the way that Sauternes is made with the noble rot, but I’d rather a Canadian Icewine than this. At first it’s quite sweet when first on the tongue. However, practically instantly after swallowing I get this unique after taste which I assume must be from the raisined effect of the noble rot. The best I could describe it would be like prune, sour, rotten. This may be the reason some people really enjoy this wine, due to it not being overly too sweet and slightly higher in alcohol than Icewine. But in my opinion from have trying Canadian Icewine first, that is my personal favourite.
This also was a pretty cheap Sauternes, so it may be lacking in complexity from the top notch brands such as Château d’Yquem.

Fleur de Charme Sauternes 2013. My first time trying Sauternes. On the nose, there’s a delicious apricot like Icewine scent. I’m not sure if it’s the way that Sauternes is made with the noble rot, but I’d rather a Canadian Icewine than this. At first it’s quite sweet when first on the tongue. However, practically instantly after swallowing I get this unique after taste which I assume must be from the raisined effect of the noble rot. The best I could describe it would be like prune, sour, rotten. This may be the reason some people really enjoy this wine, due to it not being overly too sweet and slightly higher in alcohol than Icewine. But in my opinion from have trying Canadian Icewine first, that is my personal favourite.
This also was a pretty cheap Sauternes, so it may be lacking in complexity from the top notch brands such as Château d’Yquem.

Jul 18th, 2019
Allan Bork

A little light bodied for my tastes.

A little light bodied for my tastes.

Dec 24th, 2016
Eudes Salat

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Feb 15th, 2019
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Jan 5th, 2018
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Sep 15th, 2017
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Dec 11th, 2016
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Aug 10th, 2016
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Aug 7th, 2016