2011 de Myrat, Sauternes (Pre-Arrival)
Rich fruit flavors of spiced orange are layered into its structure. With a smooth texture and fine balance, it is opulent, crisp and dense. A wine for long-term aging.
Ripe and well-endowed, with youthfully raw apricot, peach and orange notes still knitting together, liberally laced with almond cream and ginger. Powerful finish.
Intense character of dried apricots, pineapples and honey follow through to a full body, very sweet and spicy. Oily texture. A cross between the outstanding 2001 and 2003.
Robert Parker's Wine Advocate
The 2011 de Myrat offers a lightly honeyed but very pure bouquet with subtle tropical notes and satisfactory levels of botrytized fruit. It is actually reminiscent of a top Doisy-Vedrines. The palate has a ripe, sorbet-like sweetness on the entry with notes of blood orange and apricot, while the finish is composed, with crisp acidity imparting tension and precision, and a residual tang of Clementine lingering in the mouth. Xavier Pontac has overseen a very fine de Myrat that will be worth seeking out after bottling. Drink: 2014-2025.