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 Myrat dates back to the 1700's, and was bought by the current owners - the Pontac family in 1937. Grown on relatively young vines and aged in oak barrels for a minimum of 18 months, this sweet wine is intense with a rich nose and delicious palate.
Part of the Lafite portfolio, Rieussec is one of the top names when it comes to Sauternes - holding its own among the likes of Chateau D'Yquem.
The 2007 vintage was subjected to a cold and rain filled winter, followed by a welcome mild spring, which stimulated vine growth. Combine this with...