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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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Botanical Cuisine Sticky Fig Pudding

Saw this delectable looking dessert-on-the-go being sold at the DOC deli on Lygon St, Carlton for $8. It’s produced by Botanical Cuisine in Collingwood, a new discovery for me. This sticky fig pudding is organic and raw, and some will … Continue reading

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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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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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