Category Archives: Barsac

Doisy Daene Blanc Sec 2010, Barsac, Bordeaux

$28 from Nick’s. Clear, pale lemon yellow colour. Youthful med+ nose, aromas of citrus florals, white peach flesh, cut grass. A med+ – full-bodied white blend of semillion and sauvignon blanc, plenty of fleshy acidity propping up flavours of white … Continue reading

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Unveiling the Opal of Ch Coutet, at work!

I’m so glad I found this tasting as my intended attendance at the trade tasting didn’t eventuate. I’m gutted that I missed out on the chance to taste the 2001 Cuvee Madame. I’ll have to dig deep into the pockets … Continue reading

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The wines of Chateau Coutet 1er Cru, Barsac

In the realm of the sweet wines of Bordeaux, understanding and appreciating the differences between Sauternes and Barsac is paramount. The most distinguishing feature is that Barsac is a ‘hot’ region compared to Sauternes. The soil composition of Sauternes is … Continue reading

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Tasting of Chateau Guiraud and some 2001 Sauternes

I thought I’d take the opportunity to re-post this to continue the Sauternes/Barsac theme. Sweetness in a Pod! – originally posted sometime in 2009. Huddled around two tables like peas in a glass pod (PWS, South Melbourne) on a mild … Continue reading

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