Sainsbury's, Taste the Difference, Sauternes, Bordeaux, 2015
(at Sainsbury's Autumn/Winter tasting, London, 25 Sep 2018)
Drinking Window: 2018 - 2025
Made by the premier cru Château Guiraud, this is a rich and unctuous Sauternes, with 76g/L of residual sugar, but kept from being cloying by a seam of bracing acidity. The 65% Sémillon and 35% Sauvignon Blanc from 35-year-old vines sees 12 months' oak ageing, giving a subtle toasty vanilla edge to the apricot, honey and barley sugar palate.
Taste the Difference
35% Sauvignon Blanc