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2005 Guiraud, Sauternes Top Pick!
2005 Guiraud, Sauternes

97 points James Suckling: "This appears to be the synthesis of the fabulous 2001 and 2003. It shows wonderful aromas of botrytis spice, honey and citrus rind. Lots of fruit with a tropical fruit undertone of mango and papaya on the palate. Intense finish. Too excellent not to drink." (7/2013)97 points Wine Spectator: "**Highly Recommended and #4 on Top 100 of 2008** Delivers lots of botrytis spice, with lemon tart and cooked apple. Full-bodied, with loads of cream and vanilla and an intense tropical fruit and honey aftertaste. Long and viscous, with a layered and beautiful spicy finish. Hard not to drink it ...Read More » 


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1982 Suduiraut, Sauternes

4 stars Michael Broadbent (Nov 1992): "Roasted grapes picked exceptionally early, 16 September. Alcohol 14%. First tasted in 1988: sweet, hefty; minty, spicy; good length and acidity. More recently: waxy yellow; rich bouquet; very sweet, full-bodied. Showing well." This wine is actually better than the heralded 1983 vintage because Suduiraut makes better wines when they pick early in the season. 


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2001 Coutet, Sauternes (375ml)

93 points Robert Parker's Wine Advocate: "A brilliant combination of power and finesse characterizes this light green/gold-colored Barsac. It possesses moderate sweetness, terrific aromatics, and a full-bodied, rich, beautifully delineated, ethereal palate revealing delicacy as well as acidity. Although young, it is already strutting its stuff. Consume it over the next 15-25 years." (6/2004)93 points Stephen Tanzer's International Wine Cellar: "Subdued but pure aromas of mirabelle, peach, pear and pineapple; hints at a roasted botrytis ripeness. Then fat and rich in the mouth, with a captivating flavor of roasted peach. Impressively broad and oily bu ...Read More » 


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1990 Suduiraut, Sauternes (375ml)

95 points Wine Spectator: "Botrytis bomb. Gold color. Loads of spicy, almondand toffee character with pineapple fruit. Full-bodied, very sweet and very, very ripe. Blistering long finish. A bit rustic, but amazing. Can age as long as you like." (8/2000)92 points Stephen Tanzer's International Wine Cellar: "Light copper color. Extravagant, expressive aromas of tropical fruits, honey, smoked meat and grilled nuts. Thick, sweet and glyceral in the mouth (15.3% alcohol), at once honeyed and tangy. Very long and very youthful on the aftertaste. Offers considerable potential. 92(+?) points." (7/1998) Robert Parker's Wine Advocate: "Tasted from the Chateau reserves at the est ...Read More » 


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WS 95 ST 92

2003 d'Yquem, Sauternes (375ml)

98 points James Suckling: "A massive Yquem, this has a dense palate that is almost chewy like a red. Full and very sweet, with notes of dried apricot, pineapple, and papaya on the palate. Long, with a vanilla-coconut tart finish. What a wine, voluptuous, sexy, and luscious. 147 grams of RS. Pull the cork after 2015." (5/2012)97 points Wine Spectator: "Squarely on the tropical side of the spectrum, with mango, papaya and pineapple fruit laced with a marmalade note. Long and very caressing through the finish, but never heady or overpowering, as orange pâte de fruit, ginger and singed almond accents lend cut an ...Read More » 


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2001 Guiraud, Sauternes

96 points Wine Spectator: "*#23 on the Top 100 Wines of 2004* Golden yellow. Butterscotch and vanilla with hints of ripe apples; full-bodied, with lots of sweetness and a spicy apricot and honey aftertaste. Excellent concentration and balance. Loads of botrytis character on the finish. Intense. Hard to refrain from drinking it now, it's so luscious and rich. Best after 2008." (9/2004)95 points James Suckling: "Intensely fruity and rich with wonderful sweetness and loads of spicy and honey character with a dried apricot undertone. It hasn’t changed much since I last tasted it, just bottled. Great 2001. Drink ...Read More » 


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2001 Nairac, Sauternes (375ml)

95-100 points Wine Spectator: "Intensely botrytised, with loads of allspice and mineral character, yet lively and exciting. Full-bodied, racy and very long. Fresh sweetness." (Web-2002)"93 points Robert Parker's Wine Advocate: "Tasted blind at Bordeaux Index’s 10-Year On horizontal. What a lovely, pure bouquet with scents of brioche, honey and fresh peaches with wonderful delineation. The palate has a slightly viscous entry, very well balanced with brioche, lemon curd and vanilla, leading to an oaky, floral finish. Very well made. This is a great Sauternes from Nairac. Tasted March 2011. (NM-Wine Journal)" (5/2011) 89-92 points Stephen Tanzer's International Wine Cellar: "Pale gold. Ex ...Read More » 


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2001 d'Yquem, Sauternes (375ml)

100 points James Suckling: "This is so layered and intense on the palate with lemons and dried pineapple, mango and honey. Full body, very sweet, but it remains tangy and vibrant. Shows such amazing balance and intensity. Crazy finish. Hints of vanilla and apple purée. One of the greatest Yquems ever. All about purity here." (9/2013)100 points Robert Parker's Wine Advocate: "There are 10,000 cases of this perfect sweet white Bordeaux. The 2001 Yquem reveals a hint of green in its light gold color. While somewhat reticent aromatically, with airing, it offers up honeyed tropical fruit, orange marmalade, pineapple, sweet creme ...Read More » 


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2004 Suduiraut, Sauternes (375ml)

95 points Wine & Spirits: "Suduiraut has a rather delicate floral aroma for a wine that's luminous gold. Botrytis flavors kick in on the palate and the wine explodes. What's left is ethereal: scents of the forest, of beeswax, ginger and Mandarin orange marmalade, a range of honeyed flavors that never seems to stop. A reset for your taste receptors, this is mood-altering wine. Absolutely lovely." (10/2007)94 points Wine Enthusiast: "Like so many vintages of Suduiraut, this wine shows richness, even in the relatively delicate 2004. Ripe, sweet fruit flavors —dates, figs, pineapples and tangerines—dominate. This ...Read More » 


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1988 d'Yquem, Sauternes

98 points Robert Parker's Wine Advocate: "The 1988 d’Yquem has an incredibly profound nose of orange marmalade, dried apricots, honeycomb, musk and dried pineapple with hints of marzipan and crystallized ginger. The palate is seamless with a great line of crisp acid cutting through the densely packed dried tropical fruit and honeyed flavour layers. The finish just goes on and on. (LPB)." (9/2012)96 points Wine Spectator: "Lots of of beeswax, botrytis spice and honey, with hints of toffee. Full-bodied, very sweet, thick and layered. Caramel, toffee, spice. Molasses too. Very, very powerful. Muscular and rich. Fabulous Saute ...Read More » 


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1990 d'Yquem, Sauternes

99 points Robert Parker's Wine Advocate: "An extraordinary effort, Yquem's 1990 is a rich and fabulously superb, sweet wine. This wine also possesses lots of elegance and finesse. The wine's medium gold color is accompanied by an exceptionally sweet nose of honeyed tropical fruits, peaches, coconut, and apricots. High quality, subtle toasty oak is well-integrated. The wine is massive on the palate, with layers of intensely ripe botrytis-tinged, exceptionally sweet fruit. Surprisingly well-integrated acidity, and a seamless, full-bodied power and richness have created a wine of remarkable harmony ...Read More » 


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2001 La Tour Blanche, Sauternes (375ml)

97 points Robert Parker's Wine Advocate: "La Tour Blanche's spectacular 2001 boasts a light to medium gold color as well as a big, exotic nose of tropical fruits, honeysuckle, orange marmalade, and creme brulee. In the mouth, notions of peaches, lychees, and caramelized citrus give way to a weighty, full-bodied, concentrated yet incredibly precise and well-delineated sweet white. It is a tour de force in Sauternes! Anticipated maturity: 2009-2035." (6/2004)93 points Wine Spectator: "Very intense aromas of candied lemons, fresh flowers and vanilla. Full-bodied, very sweet and spicy. Long, long finish. Excellent. Best after ...Read More » 


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1975 Suduiraut, Sauternes

Decanter: "Medium gold; sweet intense nose, raisiny, caramel; very sweet, tarry, intense, high acidity, not complex but persistent; excellent length." (6/1994) K&L Notes: 5 Stars from Michael Broadbent. "....gloriously fragrant nose, peach, orange blossom....sweet, full, classic flavour, good length." 


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1996 Raymond Lafon, Sauternes

Robert Parker says: "Raymond-Lafon is a name to watch in the Sauternes district, particularly if one is looking for a wine that is close to the brilliance and majestic richness of Yquem for less than one-third the price. This small estate abuts Yquem's vineyard and has an excellent reputation. …Unfortunately, the wine is extremely difficult to find because of the tiny production (1,300 cases) and the fact that the proprietor Pierre Meslier sells much of it to private clients in Europe." The estate of Raymond-Lafon fell into neglect, and it was not unt... Read More » 


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2001 de Malle, Sauternes (375ml) (Previously $45.00)

95 points Wine Spectator: "Golden-colored, with extreme aromas of honey, candied lemons and mandarin oranges. Full-bodied, very sweet and concentrated. It goes on and on. Thick and rich. Loads of spicy, almost hot botrytis character. Best after 2010." (9/2004)93 points Robert Parker's Wine Advocate: "A fabulous effort, the 2001 De Malle is closed aromatically, but it exhibits tremendous palate penetration, deep, full-bodied flavors, great acidity for balance, and marvelous notes of lavender, honey, pineapple, creme brulee, and spice. This is a sensationally textured, long, medium gold-colored, moderately sweet 2001. Give i ...Read More » 


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WS 95 RP 93

1983 d'Yquem, Sauternes (Previously $450.00)

98 points Wine Spectator: "Super-intense and full-throttled, elegant and stylish. Dark amber in color and rich in complexity, this '83 coats your mouth with butterscotch, dried apricot, fig and spice flavors. Made to age for decades." (4/1995)96 points Robert Parker's Wine Advocate: "The 1983 ranks among the most concentrated wines from this property over the last 25 years, with a staggering display of extract and a mind-boggling amount of glycerin. The vintage commenced early for d'Yquem, beginning on September 29th and finishing on November 18th. The 1983 is enormous, with huge, honeyed, pineapple, coconut, and caramel f ...Read More » 


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WS 98 RP 96

1989 La Tour Blanche, Sauternes (375ml) (Previously $80.00)

92 points Wine Spectator: "Intense and exotic; ripe and rich botrytis flavors explode on the palate to a long finish. Very sweet and full in body, it packs in the spice, white pepper, cream, coffee, quince and dried apricot notes. –" (4/1995)91 points Robert Parker's Wine Advocate: "A mature, amber hue. A delicate nose of orange peel, honey, marmalade and almonds. The palate is well balanced with good acidity, notes of tangy marmalade, apple, orange zest and a sprinkling of coconut. This has a nice roundness to it, the oak well-integrated and good cohesion towards the finish. Very fine indeed and drinking perfectly nose. T ...Read More » 


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WS 92 RP 91

1983 Bastor-Lamontagne, Sauternes

Bastor-Lamontagne is clean and richly fruited as a rule, sees very little oak, is consistently excellent in quality and flies firmly under the radar of Sauternes lovers everywhere . Never too expensive, this release is a great fois gras wine. Buy it when you can find it- this is an intelligent purchase for current consumption. Joe Zugelder 


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1988 Suduiraut, Sauternes

92 points Wine Spectator: "Gold color. Loads of dried pineapple and apple, with honey and melons as well on the nose. Full-bodied, medium sweet, with lots of dried fruits on the palate. Long and lively. Almost exotic. (Web Only- 2009)" Robert Parker's Wine Advocate: "The 1988 reveals a textbook, light gold color with a slight greenish hue. Although it does not display the weight of the 1990 or 1989, it has better acidity, high alcohol, and considerable sweetness... cellaring should prove beneficial as it does have admirable levels of extract. Suduiraut can make powerful, rich wines that are often rustic and excess ...Read More » 


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WS 92

2001 de Myrat, Sauternes

93 points Wine Spectator: "This is very ripe, with a sweet and sour character of lemon, limes and maple syrup. Full-bodied, sweet and tangy. Very rich and long. Sweet and wild. Extremely well done." (9/2004)90 points Robert Parker's Wine Advocate: "The Chateau de Myrat has an attractive floral bouquet with quince and dried honey, developing spicy tones with aeration. The palate is medium-bodied with crisp citrus fruit, plenty of orange zest and dried quince, leading to a cohesive and quite persistency finish. This is ageing well and I can envisage this giving plenty of pleasure to Sauternes-lovers over the next decade. (NM ...Read More » 


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WS 93 RP 90

1990 d'Yquem, Sauternes (375ml) Back In Stock!
1990 d'Yquem, Sauternes (375ml)

99 points Robert Parker's Wine Advocate: "An extraordinary effort, Yquem's 1990 is a rich and fabulously superb, sweet wine. This wine also possesses lots of elegance and finesse. The wine's medium gold color is accompanied by an exceptionally sweet nose of honeyed tropical fruits, peaches, coconut, and apricots. High quality, subtle toasty oak is well-integrated. The wine is massive on the palate, with layers of intensely ripe botrytis-tinged, exceptionally sweet fruit. Surprisingly well-integrated acidity, and a seamless, full-bodied power and richness have created a wine of remarkable harmony ...Read More » 


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2001 Rabaud Promis, Sauternes

95 points Wine Spectator: "Brilliant yellow-gold color. Very strong aromas of tropical fruit and honey. Full bodied, with apricot and botrytis spice character that takes off like afterburners. Fantastic. Best after 2010." (09/04) 90-92 points Robert Parker: "This is a big, sweet, honeyed Sauternes with loads of fruit...Light gold-colored and full-bodied, with plenty of pineapple, honeysuckle, and marmalade notes as well as a hint of caramel, there is a lot going on in this young but promising 2001. Anticipated maturity: 2007-2020." 


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1997 Rieussec, Sauternes Back In Stock!
1997 Rieussec, Sauternes

91-93 points Stephen Tanzer's International Wine Cellar: "Palish color. Tangy aromas of dried apricot, peach and honey; fresh and vibrant. Moderately viscous at first but grew thicker and richer with air, showing superb concentration, impressive extract and lovely sweetness. Really opens out on the back half, with no loss of shape. Very long honey and peach aftertaste. Extremely promising, utterly captivating Sauternes." (8/1999)91 points Robert Parker's Wine Advocate: "This wine contains an extremely high percentage of Semillon (usually about 90%), which was to its benefit in 1997. The wine is light medium gold-colored, with a blockbuster nose of Grand ...Read More » 


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ST 91 - 93 RP 91

1989 d'Yquem, Sauternes

97 points Robert Parker's Wine Advocate: "The favorite sweet wine of millionaires, Chateau d'Yquem has, not unexpectedly, turned in a brilliant effort with their newly released 1989. It is a large-scaled, massively rich, unctuously-textured wine that should evolve effortlessly for a half century or more. It does not reveal the compelling finesse and complexity of the 1988 or 1986, but it is a far heavier, richer wine than either of those vintages. It is reminiscent of the 1976, with additional fat and glycerin. The wine is extremely alcoholic and rich, with a huge nose of smoky, honey-covered co ...Read More » 


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2005 La Tour Blanche, Sauternes (375ml)

93 points Robert Parker. 92 points Wine Spectator: "Subtle aromas of honey, lemon peel, cream, vanilla and apple pie follow through to a thick palate, with lots of sweetness. There's also loads of clove and other spices. Not as exciting as from barrel, but still outstanding. Best after 2011." (03/08) 91 points Stephen Tanzer's International Wine Cellar: "Yellow-gold color. Sexy aromas of ripe apricot, pear, honey and nutty oak show a distinctly exotic side. Then supersweet and concentrated on the palate, showing more sheer sweetness and power than any p... Read More » 


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2003 Lafaurie-Peyraguey, Sauternes (375ml) Back In Stock!
2003 Lafaurie-Peyraguey, Sauternes (375ml)

97 points Wine Spectator: "*#6 on the Top 100 Wines of 2006* Very, very intense aromas of dried apricot and lemon. Honey, syrup and Golden Delicious. Full-bodied, viscous and very sweet. Pour it on pancakes. Love it. And drink it. Who can wait? Best after 2010." (3/2006)92 points Stephen Tanzer's International Wine Cellar: "Yellow-gold. Knockout nose combines apricot jam, peach, white plum and spicy, vanillin oak. Lush and fat with fruit; opulent and seamless. Wonderfully concentrated flavors of peach, nectarine and spices, with a whiff of menthol adding complexity. Fat and sweet but with lovely freshness and lift; in fact, this is sho ...Read More » 


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WS 97 ST 92

2001 Rieussec, Sauternes

100 points James Suckling: "This is a crazy wine! It’s sweet, but not sugary. Mushrooms, furniture wax, spices then dried oranges, lemons, pineapples, and just a hint of vanilla. Full-bodied, with great density and power, yet balanced and refined. So amazing, but give this five to six years still. Pull the cork in 2016. 145 grams RS." (5/2012)100 points Wine Spectator: "*Wine of the Year 2004, Collectibles* Like lemon curd on the nose, turning to honey and caramel. Full-bodied and very sweet, with fantastic concentration of ripe and botrytized fruit, yet balanced and refined. Electric acidity. Lasts for minute ...Read More » 


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1997 d'Yquem, Sauternes (Pre-Arrival)

96 points Robert Parker's Wine Advocate: "A sensational Yquem, 1997 may be this estate's finest effort since 1990 (although I would not discount the 1996 turning out to be nearly as good). The 1997's light gold color is accompanied a gorgeous perfume of caramel, honeysuckle, peach, apricot, and smoky wood. Full-bodied and unctuously-textured, with good underlying acidity as well as loads of sweetness and glycerin, it looks to be a great vintage for this renowned Sauternes estate. Anticipated maturity: 2005-2055. (RP)" (4/2003)96 points Wine Spectator: "A pure style, with intense acacia, white peach, apricot, nectarine and ...Read More » 


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RP 96 WS 96

1996 Suduiraut, Sauternes

89 points Stephen Tanzer's International Wine Cellar: "Slight SO2 and a whiff of licorice on the nose. Fat, oaky and moderately thick; fairly sweet but doesn't offer the shape or depth of flavor of the '97. The finish, though, is ripe, honeyed and long." (8/1999) Jancis Robinson: "Bright gold. Pretty simple on the nose. Very big and barley sugar on the palate. You couldn’t fail to like this even if it not one of the subtlest. Chewy end. (17/20 points JR)" (6/2011) K&L Notes: Pineapple aromas and up-front fruit on the palate. Very honeyed and rich. A powerhouse. 


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ST 89

2001 Suduiraut, Sauternes

98 points Wine Spectator: "*Ranked #9 on the Top 100 Wines of 2004* Gorgeous aromas of honey, passion fruit, mango and candied lemon rind. Full-bodied and ultraconcentrated, yet balanced and refined. It lasts for minutes on the palate. This has just about everything in the right place. Stunning. Best after 2009." (9/2004)95 points Stephen Tanzer's International Wine Cellar: "Medium yellow-gold. Flamboyantly ripe, complex nose combines pineapple, apricot, toffee, clove and vanilla. Hugely sweet and rich, with deep, powerful flavors of honey, marzipan and toffee. A major mouthful of wine, with great lingering sweetness. Today, this makes ...Read More » 


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2001 La Tour Blanche, Sauternes

96 points Robert Parker's Wine Advocate: "The La Tour Blanche 2001 has long been the “insiders’ Sauternes” for the vintage. Leave the Yquem ’01 for the millionaires: load up on one of the finest recent vintages from the estate. It has a potent honeyed, frangipane and white flower-scented bouquet with subtle nougat scents in the background lending it an exotic edge. The palate is extremely well balanced with fine acidity effortlessly slicing a swathe through that unctuous, honeyed fruit. There are also understated marmalade notes with a suggestion of crème brûlée furnishing the weighty finish tha ...Read More » 


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1988 Climens, Barsac (375ml)

96 points Robert Parker's Wine Advocate: "The 1988 reveals layer upon layer of honeyed pineapple-and orange-scented and -flavored fruit, vibrant acidity, high levels of botrytis, and a fabulously long, yet well-focused finish. It is a great wine. Anticipated maturity: 1998-2015." (4/1995)92 points Wine Spectator: "Youthful yellow color, with aromas of sliced lemons, lemon tart, and tropical fruit. Medium- to full-bodied, with medium sweetness and a lively fruity finish. Lots of dried fruit and spicy botrytis character. Refined and balanced. (Web Only-2009)"91 points Stephen Tanzer's International Wine Cellar: "Green-edged straw color. Sweet butter, marzipan and a bright, riesli ...Read More » 


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1997 Rayne Vigneau, Sauternes

93 points Wine Spectator: "Has botrytis character and intense aromas of honey, spice, almond and dried apricot. Full-bodied and very sweet, with a long, thick finish. Best after 2004." (1/2000) 88-91 points Stephen Tanzer's International Wine Cellar: "Restrained aromas of orange peel, lime, pineapple and spicy oak. Cooler flavors of spice, peach and dried fruits. Very good but not outstanding intensity and concentration. But very well balanced, and persistent on the finish. Honey and marzipan notes give the back end a lovely sweetness." (7/1999) Jancis Robinson: "Oaky still with a kirsch overlay yet great tension too. This wine is absolutely massive, the bigg ...Read More » 


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WS 93 ST 88 - 91

2003 La Tour Blanche, Sauternes

97 points Wine Spectator: "*Highly Recommended* Dark gold in color already, with intense aromas of dried apricots, citrus, honey and maple syrup with lots of spice. Full-bodied, with lovely sweetness and a long, creamy peach tart, tobacco, honey aftertaste. This is pure botrytis. Best ever from here. Has an incredible finish. Best after 2010." (3/2006)93 points Stephen Tanzer's International Wine Cellar: "Enticing bright yellow-gold color. Subdued but very pure aromas of orange peel, apricot, honey and spices. Supersweet, fat and spicy; wonderfully round, chewy and unctuous. As thick and '03-like as this is, it remains fresh and lively ...Read More » 


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2003 Rieussec, Sauternes (375ml)

98 points James Suckling: "This is big and powerful with a dense and very sweet palate. Full of botrytis and spices, from cinnamon to cloves to nutmeg. The finish is nutty with more spices and orange peel. Very stunning. Why wait? This has a slight dried grape character from the hot vintage. 151 grams of RS." (5/2012) 92-95 points Stephen Tanzer's International Wine Cellar: "Medium yellow-gold. Reticent but pure aromas of fruit salad, spices and vanilla, lifted by floral and mineral nuances. Wonderfully honeyed, fat fruit flavors are complemented by cinnamon, clove and nutmeg. The sexy oak treatment gives lift to the wine. A bit youthfully ...Read More » 


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2001 Doisy-Daëne, Sauternes (375ml)

94 points Robert Parker's Wine Advocate: "A light medium gold color and closed aromatics are found in the extravagantly rich, unctuous 2001. With terrific acidity, abundant botrytis, and a long, full-throttle finish, this spectacular effort will drink well between 2007-2020. It is unquestionably one of the finest Doisy-Daenes I have ever tasted." (6/2004)91 points Stephen Tanzer's International Wine Cellar: "Pale gold color. Deeply pitched aromas of honeysuckle, white flowers, minerals, menthol and licorice, with a pungent suggestion of sauvignon blanc. Chewy, dense and fat with fruit; complex, inviting flavors of nectarine, peach syrup, honeysuckle ...Read More » 


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1988 Rieussec, Sauternes

93 points Robert Parker's Wine Advocate: "Although the 1988 received the highest marks of the 1988, 1989 and 1990 vintages, it remains a very backward wine. Full-bodied and powerful, extremely rich and dense, it may be the least evolved 1988. The nose offers enticing coconut, orange, vanilla, and honeyed scents. The flavors are highly extracted. The wine's acidity and youthfulness suggest this wine needs another 5-10 years of cellaring. It should keep for 30 years." (4/1995)90 points Stephen Tanzer's International Wine Cellar: "Deep, oaky aromas of honey, coconut, vanilla and creme brulee Sweet and plump in the mouth; the flavors of coconut and tropi ...Read More » 


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2001 Rieussec, Sauternes (375ml)

100 points James Suckling: "This is a crazy wine! It’s sweet, but not sugary. Mushrooms, furniture wax, spices then dried oranges, lemons, pineapples, and just a hint of vanilla. Full-bodied, with great density and power, yet balanced and refined. So amazing, but give this five to six years still. Pull the cork in 2016. 145 grams RS." (5/2012)100 points Wine Spectator: "*Wine of the Year 2004, Collectibles* Like lemon curd on the nose, turning to honey and caramel. Full-bodied and very sweet, with fantastic concentration of ripe and botrytized fruit, yet balanced and refined. Electric acidity. Lasts for minute ...Read More » 


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2001 Rayne Vigneau, Sauternes

89-91 points Wine Spectator: "Fresh and lively, with honey, pineapple and apple character. Medium- to full-bodied. Medium sweetness and a medium finish. Not as great as the 1997, but very good." (03/02) K&L's notes - Medium yellow color, perfumey aromas, sweet, lush, pineapple flavors with a creamy, thick texture. Intense, full style. 


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2001 Coutet, Sauternes

93 points Robert Parker's Wine Advocate: "A brilliant combination of power and finesse characterizes this light green/gold-colored Barsac. It possesses moderate sweetness, terrific aromatics, and a full-bodied, rich, beautifully delineated, ethereal palate revealing delicacy as well as acidity. Although young, it is already strutting its stuff. Consume it over the next 15-25 years." (6/2004)93 points Stephen Tanzer's International Wine Cellar: "Subdued but pure aromas of mirabelle, peach, pear and pineapple; hints at a roasted botrytis ripeness. Then fat and rich in the mouth, with a captivating flavor of roasted peach. Impressively broad and oily bu ...Read More » 


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2005 Lafaurie Peyraguey, Sauternes (375ml)

93 points Wine Enthusiast: "There's beautiful ripe fruit in this, with pineapple, mango and papaya and hints of vanilla and honey. Full-bodied and medium sweet. Rich and round, with loads of cooked apple, citrus peel and spices. Long and flavorful. Dense and rich. Best after 2012. " (06/08) 92 points Robert Parker and 92 points Wine Spectator: "There's beautiful ripe fruit in this, with pineapple, mango and papaya and hints of vanilla and honey. Full-bodied and medium sweet. Rich and round, with loads of cooked apple, citrus peel and spices. Long and fl... Read More » 


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1988 Rieussec, Sauternes (375ml)

93 points Robert Parker's Wine Advocate: "The 1988 remains a very backward wine. Full-bodied and powerful, extremely rich and dense, it may be the least evolved 1988. The nose offers enticing coconut, orange, vanilla, and honeyed scents. The flavors are highly extracted. The wine's acidity and youthfulness suggest this wine needs another 5-10 years of cellaring. It should keep for 30 years. Last tasted 11/94. (RP)" (1/1998)90 points Stephen Tanzer's International Wine Cellar: "Deep, oaky aromas of honey, coconut, vanilla and creme brulee Sweet and plump in the mouth; the flavors of coconut and tropical fruit are initially dominated by spicy oak notes ...Read More » 


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1983 Suduiraut, Sauternes

Wine Spectator: "Delicious and balanced, showing exciting earthy, white truffle flavors that add complexity to the honey and spice notes. Medium intensity." (4/1995)  


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1983 Rieussec, Sauternes (375ml)

94 points Wine Spectator: "Nectar-like if a bit on the sweet side, impressively complex, concentrated and focused. Deep gold, big, sweet and rich, with gobs of concentrated fig, brown sugar, butterscotch and oak flavor. A knockout." (1/1988)92 points Robert Parker's Wine Advocate: "Light golden with just the slightest tint of green, the 1983 Rieussec, from an excellent year for Sauternes, is certainly one of this property's greatest wines. Well structured with excellent acidity, and a deep, long, rich, full-bodied, viscous texture, this wine, despite the richness and power, is neither heavy nor cloying. It has gorgeous bal ...Read More » 


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WS 94 RP 92

2004 Rieussec, Sauternes (375ml)

92-94 points Wine Spectator: "Fruity, with lemon, apricot and lilac on the nose. Full-bodied, with a lovely intensity and bright acidity. Long and elegant. The palate builds on the finish. Not the 2001 (Wine of the Year), but very good indeed." (6/2005)91 points Robert Parker's Wine Advocate: "The 2004 Rieussec has a very composed and generous bouquet with intense dried honey, quince and smoky notes that unfold nicely in the glass. The palate is ripe and sensual on the entry, the oak present but very well-integrated. There is good depth here, with touches of white pepper sprinkled over the harmonious finish. This is a very co ...Read More » 


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WS 92 - 94 RP 91

1983 Rieussec, Sauternes

94 points Wine Spectator: "Nectar-like if a bit on the sweet side, impressively complex, concentrated and focused. Deep gold, big, sweet and rich, with gobs of concentrated fig, brown sugar, butterscotch and oak flavor. A knockout." (1/1988)  


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WS 94

1986 Rieussec, Sauternes

91 points Robert Parker's Wine Advocate: "The 1986 is a complex and elegant wine, with plenty of smoky almonds, peaches, and honeyed apricot fruit in the nose and flavors. In the mouth, the wine has a certain elegance, and perhaps not quite the punch one normally expects from Rieussec. Nevertheless, it is a compelling Sauternes that should age magnificently." (8/1993)  


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RP 91

1959 Suduiraut, Sauternes

93 points Wine Spectator: "No tasting note given." (11/1988) Robert Parker's Wine Advocate: "In tasting notes, I've alluded to the great 1959 Suduiraut produced. I have consistently rated this wine between 92 and 94 on the occasion I have tasted it (most recently 12/89)." K&L Notes: Five stars from critic Michael Broadben in his book Vintage Wine: "Over a dozen admiring notes: 'classic,' 'heavyweight,' fat, rich and lovely in the 1971s. Warm amber gold; fabulously rich ripe bouquet and flavour, fragrant, perfection in the 1980s. At the Dickinsons' in Miami (1997): floral, orange blossom, creamy bouquet; sweet but not as fulsom... Read More » 


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WS 93

1998 Rieussec, Sauternes

91-94 points Robert Parker's Wine Advocate: "(no tasting note given)" (4/2000)93 points Stephen Tanzer's International Wine Cellar: "Pale yellow-gold. Superripe, nuanced nose combines peach, apricot, honey and a suggestion of tropical fruits. Silky, suave and opulent; very concentrated and spicy. This very rich Sauternes carries its 130 g/l r.s. quite gracefully, thanks to firm acids. Finishes very long, with spice and honey notes. Impeccably balanced wine with terrific material." (7/2001)91 points Wine Spectator: "Medium dark gold color. Aromas of cooked apple and lemon follow through to a full body, with lots of spice, salty nut and clove character. Big and dense, with lots goin ...Read More » 


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