Sauternes


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Château Raymond Lafon, Sauternes 2010

First growth Sauternes from Bommes with 16 hectares of predominantly Semillon and some Sauvignon Blanc too. This has always been a top-class property, but shone particularly brightly in our comparative…

Points 92
Chateau de Fargues

It’s been a few years now that Fargues has really stood out for its elegance and perfectly-pitched edgy acidity. If Sauternes was a more popular appellation and wine style, this…

Points 94

Refined nose of apple and pear. Thick and chunky on the palate with flavours of clementine jelly and lemon curd. One to enjoy early. Wine-Searcher stockist search

Points 88

Brooding aromas and flavours of cedar, ginger and spring flowers. Very long, tactile and tannic finish. Will need a long time to develop fully. Wine-Searcher stockist search

Points 93

Minty nuances enliven fresh apple, citrus and mineral aromas and flavours. Has Sigalas-Rabaud’s tell-tale long, mineral delicate mouthfeel. A smashing wine, ideal for those who prefer the lighter side of…

Points 93

Perfumed, long orange and lemon notes on nose and palate, with hints of sweet spices. Delicate, lacy minerality on the finish. Knockout wine. Wine-Searcher stockist search

Points 91

Initially floral, with aromas and flavours of orchard fruit and minerals, then it turns slightly musty and woodsy. Finishes with mounting bitterness and noteworthy tannic bite. Wine-Searcher stockist search

Points 87

Delicate aromas and flavours of hibiscus and peony, plus orchard fruit and honey. Elegant, fresh, juicy and vibrant. One of the more refined Sauternes of the vintage. Wine-Searcher stockist search

Points 93

Hints of cedar and white pepper along with fresh citrus and tropical fruit nuances. Vibrant acidity, long and very tactile. The 25% Sauvignon Blanc is than usual, but 98% of…

Points 93

Intense notes of ripe yellow peach, toffee, cinnamon and aromatic wood. Voluptuous tactile mouthfeel – a very showy, full-throttle Sauternes that won’t make old bones. Wine-Searcher stockist search

Points 92

Reticent aromas of fresh citrus, spicy ginger and cedar. Bright, juicy and very mineral palate with a crisp, peppery bite on the long, perfumed finish. Is there just the merest…

Points 90

Lifted peach and lavender aromas along with spicy cedar and woodsy truffle notes. These continue on the palate, which has a noteworthy alcoholic heat kicking up on the rising finish.…

Points 87

Perfumed nose of acacia honey, crystallised ginger, lemon verbena, juniper and fresh citrus fruit. Impeccable balance to the acid-sugar-tannin ratio and boasts noteworthy refinement. One of the best Sauternes of…

Points 93

Big and honeyed, with vanilla, tropical fruit and caramel hints – at once concentrated and complex. La Tour Blanche hardly misses a beat these days. Wine-Searcher stockist search

Points 93

Outstanding richness and precision on the nose and palate, with a grapey, long and very fresh finish. Wine-Searcher stockist search

Points 91

Enticing aromas and flavours of saffron, apple jelly, nectarine and pear. Delicious glycerol mouthfeel and sneaky concentration. My surprise wine of the 2015 primeurs. Excellent effort. Wine-Searcher stockist search

Points 91

Intense honeyed aromas and flavours of quince, gooseberry jelly and aromatic oak; very inviting. Slightly austere palate with a tactile quality to the fresh, spicy orchard fruit flavors. A potentially…

Points 91

Initially reduced, then opens to showcase medicinal aromas of herbs, cinnamon, orchard fruit and vanilla. Rich and creamy palate but with surprising lift. Very mouthfilling and smooth with a long,…

Points 91

About 75% Semillon and 25% Sauvignon Blanc. Very pure, intense aromas and flavours of peach, lemon curd, tangerine and marmalade botrytis notes. Boasts 144g/l sugar and 6.2 g/l total acidity.…

Points 95

Reticent aromas of sweet spices, mango and crystallised ginger emerge slowly with aeration. Rich, dense and tactile, with honeyed tropical fruit, lively lemon and spicy tangerine flavours. Some noble rot,…

Points 92

A 100% Sauvignon Blanc! ‘It was the first time we ever dared to do it,’ said Denis Dubourdieu. Elegant if reticent nose of lemon jelly, melon and saffron. Extremely rich…

Points 94

Very lemony and floral, with precise, delicate aromas and flavours of citrus and saffron. A gentle wine – almost dainty in fact – and very pure, with lipsmacking acidity. Denis…

Points 93

Inviting nose of lime, white pepper and aromatic herbs. Rich, dense and tactile palate with honeyed flavours of tropical fruit and caramel. Plump and juicy, with a long, chewy finish,…

Points 90

Intense, honeyed nose of tropical fruit, mint and aromatic oak. Fresh and dense palate with lovely balance to the ripe citrus and honeyed vanilla flavours. An excellent young Myrat that…

Points 92

Perfumed floral nuances enliven richer orchard fruit and mineral aromas and flavours. Bright, lively and fresh in the mouth, with spicy orange marmalade and a hint of bitterness on the…

Points 91

Deep nose of ripe tropical fruit, sweet spices and fresh white flowers. Rich and creamy yet fresh and lively; not especially complex or long, but still ripe, tactile and mouthfilling.…

Points 89

Very rich, deep aromas of lemon verbena, peach, cinnamon; enticing. Rich, dense and suave palate, with a honeyed richness to the spicy, fresh citrus and apple jelly flavours. A large-scaled…

Points 92

Sweet spices, tropical fruit nectar and spicy clover honey on the nose and rich palate. Finishes very long and thick, with a tactile quality and lingering citrus appeal. A knockout…

Points 93

Intense grilled pineapple, crystallised ginger and fresh citrus aromas. Rich, dense and tactile flavours of mango and papaya, with orange marmalade nuances. Lovely wine. Same soil as Doisy-Daëne, but a…

Points 90

The fresh white flowers, stone fruit and orange marmalade aromas and flavours have a pungent quality due to a little volatile acidity. Finishes long and peppery but with a hint…

Points 87