Category Archives: Sauternes

Raymond-Lafon 2009, Sauternes

The 2009 Raymond-Lafon is a delightfully young and fresh tasting Sauternes. Golden yellow is colour, youthful fragrance of stewing apricot jam and freshened up with a hint of lime. A lush sticky wine, very tight with vibrant acidity. Rich flavours … 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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Le Tertre du Lys D’Or Cuvee d’Exception 2005, Sauternes

Purchased from Winestar. Clear pale lemon colour. Lovely apricot, honey kumquat and a hint of sweet nutmeg. A sweet wine, high acidity, but it’s partially hidden by the relatively high 14% alc. Rich flavours of ripe apricot, warm honey and … Continue reading

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