Wines from this winery keep showing up from the early 70's. I am not sure of the story, but it seems to stem from the sale of the winery and vineyards in 2014 from the Lurton family to Dennis Debourdieu. The vineyards were ripped up and new plantings incorporated into Chateau Doisy-Daene. It is an old estate in fact, it was classified as a second growth in the 1855 classification of Bordeaux.
This wine appeared on the market in large quantities a few years back. This may have had something to do with the sale of the estate in 2014 from the Lurton family to Dennis Debourdieu.
Always a pleasure to try something like this. While 1961 was a top year for reds, less so for whites. This one was past prime. It still had a bit of roasted fruits to offer and not dead, it peaked thirty years ago. Still fun though.
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.
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 apparently available in the market and I would love to know the back story. The 1973 has been reviewed a couple time here recently as well. It has a Rose/pink/orange color to it, clear and bright. The nose has apricots, butterscotch and caramel. Viscous. On the palate the apricots and butterscotch come thru. Solid acidity. Nice finish. This is very nice and drinking well at age 49. This would be a great birth year wine for anyone born in 1972. It would work well with blue cheese or just in a glass by itself.
This is a Barsac which is the next commune over from Sauternes in France. Still going along just fine. Made from 100% Semillon grapes.
It can be really fun to taste older wines. At age 47, this one is drinking nicely. Deep golden in color, clear and bright. The nose shows just a hint of oxidation with apricots and honey and white raisins. Full bodied and slightly viscous. Nice acidity. On the palate, this is sweet with honeyed apricots. Nice finish. The bottle was then stuck in the fridge for a few weeks. Upon re-tasting, it was still fresh and vibrant. Who know how long this may last. Drinks well on its own and worked well with various cheeses.
A lovely wine. Light golden in color. The nose is gorgeous with honey, quince, slight orange peel. On the palate, this is viscous. Sweet not cloying. Lots of depth with enough acidity to keep things lively. The honey and quince carry thru to the palate. A very long finish. This is delicious but also contemplative. It drinks great on its own and would work with less sweet desserts. This should continue to evolve and drink well for the next thirty years. A real treat.
Always a treat to try this wine which is one of the best, if not the best, wines made in Barsac (next to Sauternes). This is young but gorgeous. Light golden in color. The nose is so pretty with cantaloupe and honey and a slight salinity. On the palate, this is sweet, not cloying with an unctuous texture. A nice bit of acidity to keep it lively though not a lot. The melon and honey come thru to the palate along with some apricot. Long finish. This will easily last another 25 years or more if well stored. It drinks great on its own but also would work well with a less sweet (and non