This is a new winery for me. At age 52, it still has some life left although I am sure past prime. It is the color of iced tea. The nose has some oranges and slight honey. Medium bodied. Some sweetness although most has faded. The palate has some apricot and honey. Enough acidity to carry some food. Drink up. It will work nicely with a plain sponge cake.
One of the better values in Sauternes. Light golden in color. The nose has with pineapples, honey and some of peach. On the palate, this is viscous and rich. Sweet but not cloying. Good acidity that cuts through the sweetness. Honey and Pineapple. Nice finish. This is great on its own and will work with a not too sweet dessert. Drink over the next fifteen to twenty years.
Always a pleasure to drink what is arguably the greatest wine in the world. Not the best and not the worst vintage. At age 27, this is mature but with decades left. Red/orange in color, clear and bright. The nose is great with apricots, peach, honey and marzipan. Slightly viscous. Complex on the palate. Moderate acidity. On the palate, honey, Crème brûlée with just a bit of underlying char. A finish that goes on forever. Delicious. This drinks great on its own and will work with a more savory dessert, but that is not necessary.
From a 375 ml. Golden in color with slight orange hues, clear and bright. The nose is nice with honey, peaches and a slight dried orange rind note. Viscous. Sweet, not cloying. Enough acidity to match the sweetness. On the palate, honey, apricots and slight peach. Clean. Long finish. Very tasty. This probably has twenty years left. A nice match with a not too sweet cake.
This is a white field blend of 41% Muscadelle, 39% Sémillon, 11% Colombard and 1% Palomino. Yellow gold in color with slight green hues. The nose has minerals and slight lime. Medium bodied. Slightly oily. On the palate, limes with tangerine peel. Good acidity. The finish is really interesting lemons, almonds and a slight bitter note. This is mature but should drink well for another five years. It would be great with sea food or lighter pasta dishes.
Golden in color, clear and bright. The nose is nice with honey, apricots and simple syrup. Medium bodied. On the palate, oranges and slight alcohol note. Good acidity. Still showing very fresh but mature, too. This is at peak or maybe slightly past but should drink well for another decade. Great on its own, this will work with a savory dessert such as a polenta cake.
What a treat to taste this wine that was opened by a friend for his 60th birthday. While perhaps not the best vintage for sauternes (great red vintages seldom are), this was still outstanding. The color of iced tea (sort of red/brown/orange) clear and bright. The nose is nice with apricots, honey and cashews. Viscous. Very slightly sweet. Medium bodied. Moderate acidity. On the palate, orange peel with some honey. Long finish. This should continue to drink well for the next fifteen to twenty years. It probably deserves to be consumed on its own or better yet, with birthday cake
From a 375ml bottle. Amber/gold in color, clear and bright. The nose is great. Pineapples, honey and an herbal note. Slightly sweet (but less than expected). Good acidity. Viscous. On the palate, oranges and honey. Long finish. Very tasty. This went well at the end of the evening all on its own but will work well with citrus or less sweet baked desserts. Drinking great now, this will drink well over the next twenty years.
This is 90% Sauvignon Blanc and 10% Semillon. Pale silvery/gold in color, clear and bright. The nose is interesting with pine, pears and apples and a bit of minerality. On the palate, pears, slight candied lemon and a bit of menthol on the finish. This has a lovely full bodied texture without giving up its acidity or cut. Solid finish. Drink this over the next five to eight years. It will work well with lighter and medium bodied foods. It will work well with a Goat cheese and Beet salad.
Always a privilege to be able to drink Yquem. Light golden in color, clear and bright. Great nose with honey, slight caramel, apricots, slight pineapple and slight ginger. Full bodied. Viscous. Sweet not cloying with good acidity. On the palate, honey, slight mandarin orange, apricots and a bit of burnt sugar. Long, long, finish. Stunning if young. Drink this over the next fifty years. This will work with some desserts but really deserves to be served on its own. It will improve a bit as it matures.