Tag 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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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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Doisy Daene Blanc Sec 2009, Barsac, France

$63, Vintage Cellars Albert Park (ex-Randall’s). 100% Sauvignon Blanc from a Chateau that is renown for its botrytis stickies belonging to the family of the brilliant Prof Denis Dubourdieu. There is some oak treatment and the effects are clearly evident. … Continue reading

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