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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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...