This is a nice white from Mike Smith at Myriad. Light golden in color. The nose is a bit waxy with lemon (a slight furniture polish note) and nice minerality. slightly viscous and slightly oily in texture. On the palate there is a nice lemony note along with underlying minerality. Crisp. Good finish. This is drinking well now. it probably should be consumed in the next few years to enjoy its vibrancy but no doubt it can last longer. It will go well with chicken salad or other lighter foods and sea foods.
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
This is one of the better houses making sweet dessert wines in Barsac. This one was no exception. Light copper/orange in color. Perhaps a bit darker than expected but not an issue. On the nose, there is tropical fruit, slight each and a slight kindling smoke note. On the palate, this is rich. Plenty of Botrytis but good acidity to offset the sweetness. Honey and tropical fruit on the palate. Clean. Long finish. This is great on its own or with a more savory dessert (no chocolate). It should easily last another fifteen to twenty years.
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.