Château de Fargues probably doesn't get enough recognition and 2001 is one of the all time great vintages in Sauternes. This was an excellent showing and a great way to finish an evening. A very cool looking orange/red in color. The nose has orange peel and honey. A bit of Crem Brulee. On the palate, this is viscous although not as sweet as expected (which is fine). The orange peel carries thru with good acidity. Plenty of depth. A very long finish. Still on the young side, this should develop further.
Back in the days before Prohibition, the wines from the Lake Erie Islands far outsold the wines from Sonoma. Peruse and older text and you will see that these islands produced some of the top wines this country produced. Nowadays, the islands mostly serve as a summer weekend destination for fun and cheap beer, but there is still some wine being made in the area. No doubt most of the wine is better enjoyed on a hit summer's day, listening to music in a bar. Still, it is good to try the wines and see what is being produced. This is a blend of Sauvignon Blanc and Vidal Blanc. It is uncle
Wow. Served alongside the 2008 Yquem, it just wasn't fair. An amazing wine. Deeper (not too deep) gold in color with just a bit of orange/bronze. The nose is mazing. Apricots and honey, slight burnt orange peel and just a whiff of vanilla. On the palate, this has that great acidity to balance the sweetness. Tons of apricots, slight peach and a bit of orange. Layered and complex, it is both fascinating and delicious. A combination of candy and fruit. The finish goes on forever. It will work with the right dessert but really needs none. It seems to be both mature and will probably
There is not much more to offer about Yquem. It is arguably the finest wine made on the planet. This bottle was served early in the dinner along side fois gras or a vegetarian starter. It went quite well. The bottle had been opened and decanted ahead of time and this bottle seemed to be at just a bit lower than cellar temperature. Not the best Yquem ever but certainly a very good vintage that is in a good, if young, place right now. Golden in color. The nose is slightly sweet with apricots and slight honey. On the palate, slight peaches, slight honey and apricots with a touch of min
This is a 75/25 blend of Chardonnay and Sauvignon Blanc. It is quite lively and enjoyable. Light golden in color with some silvery/green swirls. On the nose, this has some peach and some citrus with a slight minerality and herbal note. On the palate, this is slightly crisp with good fruit. It seems like it probably needs to be consumed quickly. Right now it has nice peaches but they dissipate in the glass. Good finish. This worked well with an Israeli Chapped Salad and also with Matzoh Ball Soup (Veg broth). Get the most current vintage you can.
I seem to have had a lot of bottle variation with this one. Or, given that this is usually the last bottle of the night, maybe it is palate variation. In any event, this wine is always good to great and this bottle was in the middle. Deep golden/orange in color. The nose has honey and apricots. On the palate, this is sweet but nowhere near cloying. Enough acidity. The honey notes come thru and pick up peaches. Nice finish to the wine and to the evening!
Yquem might be the single greatest wine in the world. Yes, those are bold words, but it is arguably true. This bottle was wonderful indeed. Paired with Mango roses in a Rose water and honey sauce, it was sublime. Light golden in color, this wine is still quite young. The nose is amazing with slight apricot, lots of honey and orange peel. Viscous and sweet, not cloying. The orange peel and honey carry thru. The thing about Yquem is the finish. It goes on forever and ever. Very nice acidity in 2011. This bottle will continue to age and mature for fifty years and no doubt at some po
This bottle was bought on release back when it was affordable. My last bottle, and it was served at dinner with friends along with an eggplant and tomato soup. A very good pairing. The wine itself is very interesting. Plenty of depth and complexity but showing quite youthfully. Medium golden in color. The nose has apricots, slight vanilla, slight marzipan and a hint of tropical fruit. On the palate, full bodied. Ever so slightly oily texture. Delicious vanilla, peach, and waxy notes. Complex and layered, it unwinds nicely in a glass. Great balance. Long finish. Everything I cou