2010 de Myrat, Sauternes

SKU #1128644 92-94 points Wine Enthusiast

 Hugely aromatic, a wine that manages to combine freshness, lightness and density. It is deliciously fresh, then offering a fine, ripe dried fruit aftertaste.  (6/ 2011)

91-93 points Robert Parker's Wine Advocate

 The nose is very pure, with honey, passion fruit and quince, whilst the palate demonstrates great freshness and vitality, zippy acidity, with real race towards the linear finish. This holds great promise for the future.  (5/ 2011)

92 points James Suckling

 Spicy nose with this Sauternes with nutmeg, dried orange peel and sultanas. Dense and rich on the palate with lots of sweet vanilla. Dense and very pretty. Drink now or hold.  (2/ 2013)

92 points Wine Spectator

 A lush tropical, overtly buttery style, with notes of creamed mango, papaya and guava leading to lots of ginger cream, meringue and dacquoise on the finish. Very showy, but offers gorgeous mouthfeel and length. Best from 2015 through 2028.  (3/ 2013)

87-90 points Stephen Tanzer's International Wine Cellar

 Pale, bright golden yellow. Intense peach, chamomile, tea and gin aromas are complicated by a touch of honeyed botrytis. Shows flavors similar to the aromas, with a richer than usual texture, good intensity, and a clean, persistent finish that shows a hint of youthfully chewy tannins. One of the more promising Myrats of recent years.  (8/ 2011)

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Varietal:

Semillon

- A rich, viscous, full-flavored but subtly-scented and botrytis-prone white grape, Sémillon reaches magical heights when infected with "noble rot" and combined with even small amounts of the aromatic and high-acid Sauvignon Blanc to make Sauternes, one of the world's most revered and longest-lived wines, and in the sweet wines of surrounding regions like Barsac. Sémillon's most famous incarnation is in the wines of Château d'Yquem, one of the world's most expensive wines, and one that has been known to evolve for centuries. It frequently dominates, but not by much, in the oak-aged whites of Bordeaux's Graves and Pessac-Léognan, creating honeyed and viscous wines that are unlike any others. Elsewhere in Bordeaux and around France it takes on a supporting role in the wines of Entre-Deux-Mers and the Médoc. While planted throughout France, Europe, California and Washington, Sémillon's role as underling usually keeps it out of the spotlight with a few winery-specific exceptions. However, the grape is allowed to shine in Australia's Hunter Valley, where it is used to make an elegant dry wine often called, perplexingly, Hunter Valley Riesling. It also makes some incredible dry, oaked wines from the Barossa and lovely stickies in the style of Sauternes.
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France

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Bordeaux

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Sauternes

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