Made from the trio of grape varieties, Semillion, Sauvignon and Muscadelle, Bordeaux's sweet wines are formidable, in fact the 2001 vintage from Chateau Yquem is potentially one of the greatest living wines. In fact the lesser known dry whites made from the same varieties are also excellent particularly from the Graves region.
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Rieussec is one of the top producers of Sauternes in the world, creating many memorable and delicious vintages. Carmes De Rieussec is the second wine from the Chateau, and tends to have aromatic flavours with a focus on citrus notes. The 2012 offers aromas of apricot, citrus and pineapple,...
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.
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..
'the growing seasons of 2007 and 2008,...
Produced from 95% Semillon and 5% Sauvignon Blanc, this wine from Clos Haut-Peyraguey is a perfect demonstration of excellent Sauternes wine. It may be ready to drink now, but a few more years of rest could see some interesting flavour development!
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...
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.