This is a Barsac which is the next commune over from Sauternes in France.  Still going along just fine.  Made from 100% Semillon grapes. Deep orange in color, clear and bright.  The nose has apricots, caramel and oranges.  Viscous.  Sweet but enough acidity to cut through it.  On the palate, notes of oranges and simple syrup.  Shorter finish.  This was pop and pour and based on a bottle I let sit in the fridge for a couple weeks last summer, this could have used some air to revive it.  Hey, would be a bit tight after almost fifty years in a bottle, too.  Drinks great on its own and will work with less sweet desserts.  Seems to have at least a decade left based on this bottle.  

Grade: 
B+
Score: 
89
Vintage: 
1973
Current Price: 
$40.00USD

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