2011 de Myrat, Sauternes (Previously $50)
Ripe and lush, with broad apricot, ginger, dacquoise and hazelnut notes, backed by lingering date, orange zest, marzipan and marmalade hints. A big, unctuous style. Best from 2015 through 2025.
Robert Parker's Wine Advocate
Tasted blind at the Sauternes 2011 horizontal tasting. Blessed with a refulgent golden color, the Château de Myrat 2011 has a more complex bouquet than its peers with clear honey, mandarin and light petrol notes, the delineation just lost a little in the haze of alcohol, yet still attractive. The palate is medium-bodied with pineapple and peach on the entry, well-judged acidity and a generous, viscous second half that demonstrates plenty of botrytized fruit in the vineyard. This is a bold Sauternes that goes out of its way to please. (NM)
A lively and dense Sauternes with some spice, dried apple and banana and chalky character. Oily and flavorful finish. Why wait? Drink or hold.
0 Already well balanced between botrytis and fresh fruits, this structured wine could develop quickly. The acidity, pineapple and apricot flavors are up front along with a dry structure with great potential. Drink from 2019.
Stephen Tanzer's International Wine Cellar
Dark golden yellow. Very fresh aromas of grapefruit, peach and saffron. Dense, juicy and concentrated, with lovely purity and restraint to its apricot and peach flavors. Tactile and fleshy in the middle palate, then builds impressively on the back end, finishing supple and fine, but with the graceful framework typical of Barsac. Finishes moderately long, with a bright saline tang. Check out these impressive numbers: 6.7 g/l total acidity and 160 g/l residual sugar. (ID)