What an outstanding wine. This is the second wine of Haut Brion Blanc. My first time trying this. it is a blend of 76.3% Sémillon and 23.7% Sauvignon Blanc. It has a silvery/pale yellow/gold color to it. Very pretty nose with lemons, chervil and minerals. On the palate, the lemons come thru along with some vanilla and minerality. Very crisp with nice acidity. Pin point focus. Of course this is very young, but it is delicious. On a warm summer evening, this goes down very easily. This is expensive and as good as this is now, it should improve. I would cellar for three to five yea
Light golden in color. The nose has peaches, honey and apricots. Nice acidity. A bit thin. honey and apricots. Long finish. This is drinking at its prime but should stay at this level for another decade. It would pare well with a peach cobbler.
Always a pleasure to taste an aged Sauternes from a top producer. This is iced tea in color. The nose is slightly oxidized with honeys and slight apricots both fresh and dried. On the palate, this is thinner than expected. Slightly sweet. Tastes of slightly burnt honey (in a good way). Long finish. This is cetainly past prime but still provides a lot of enjoyment. It probably should be consumed sooner than later. It will work well on its own or with a not too sweet fruit dessert.
Deep golden on color, not quite brown. The nose has some slight smoke, slight lime and some walnut. On the palate, this is slightly oily. Some lanolin. Not much if any fruit left. Slightly bitter on the finish. I found it drinkable and interesting. Certainly over the hill, but not dead yet. Those more sensitive to oxidation had more issues with it. It certainly was far more oxidized than the 2009 consumed alongside it.
Light golden in color. The nose has smoke, lanolin and lemon peel. Medium bodied. On the palate, a slightly oily texture. Limes. Slight depth. Slightly bitter on the finish. At age eleven this is drinking well but probably past prime. It will last but it seems to be losing its fruit. Probably best to drink now. Will work with lighter food, perhaps chicken salad.
This is always a nice value in Sauternes. Its good without being crazy priced and in 2005, they rocked. Light golden in color. The nose has honey, pineapple, slight peach a ginger. Slightly viscous. The palate is sweet without being flabby. Honey and peaches. Clean finish. This is drinking well now and should continue for the next fifteen years. A nice match with a peach cobbler or less sweet fruit dessert.
This house may be better known now for their reds, but they make some fantastic whites as well. And, as this bottle shows, they can be quite age worthy. Medium golden in color. The nose is nice with lemons, lemon peel, along with spice and vanilla. There is a fair amount of oak still on the nose. On the palate, plenty of lemons, slight wax, vanilla and spice. Mild oak tannins. Long finish. There is still plenty of fruit left but also plenty of oak. This should continue to slowly age out from here, but won't get any better. Good finish. This will work well with salmon or roasted d
This is a white Bordeaux from the heart of the Graves region where some of the best white wines come from. It is a blend of 70% Sauvignon Blanc and 30% Sémillon. This is truly a wonderful wine that is just starting to get close to its peak. Light golden in color, clear and bright. The nose is gorgeous. Slightly waxy with pears, a touch of honey and citrus. Very clean. On the palate, this has just a bit of viscosity. Lots of pears, slight apricot/honey and slight vanilla. It is dry with good balance and acidity. Lots of depth. Long finish. Probably at its peak for the next ten ye
Both Francis and Pascal Cotat wineries make some of the best Sauvignon Blancs in the world. These are age worthy white wines that are truly unique expressions. This one, while still young, was singing with a bit of air. Light golden in color with some green hues. The nose has chalk, gun powder, and pear notes. Just a hint of caramel. On the palate, this has a whiff of sweetness; just ever so slightly off dry. The pears carry thru and the gun powder turns more smoky. This is deep and complex. It went quite well with a creamy tomato soup. This likely will continue to improve for ano
This is Sauvignon Blanc from winemaker Dave Phinney who had originally brought you The Prisoner wines. The label lists 12.6% ABV, but it seems like it might be a bit higher. A very enjoyable wine. It is a non-vintage wine. Pale yellow golden in color. The nose has lots of grapefruit but just a touch of gooseberries. Very clean. Slightly viscous but dry. Crisp enough acidity. On the palate, yellow grapefruit with a persistent finish. It went very well with a spicy chili but should work well with lighter foods too.