Bordeaux's sweet wines from the Sauternes and Barsac are renowned the world over. The grapes are late harvested to encourage the fungal infection botritis, which effectively dehydrates the grapes intensifying the sugars resulting in a liquid gold nectar, irresistible and delicious, the perfect accompaniment to salty cheese or foie gras and creme brulee.
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Chateau Rieussec is synonomous with great sweet wines; now part of the Chateau Lafite stable, continued investment has been guaranteed and the wines continue to impress. The 2008 vintage in Sauternes was very good if not exceptional, as it was in 2007..
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2003 presented great growing conditions for Chateau La Tour Blanche, producing what they suggest is the best harvest for 50 years . The wine offers floral notes on the nose with hints of lemon, followed by vanilla, candied fruits and a hint of cinnamon all topped off by a lingering finish.