2001 de Myrat, Sauternes

SKU #1006702 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)  (10/2014)

Decanter

 Very aromatic and rich botrytis character. Taste has real length of flavour, with great richness of fruit and complexity. Perhaps the best Myrat since the replanting in 1988.  (3/2002)


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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.
Country:

France

- When it comes to wine, France stands alone. No other country can beat it in terms of quality and diversity. And while many of its Region, Bordeaux, Burgundy and Champagne most obviously, produce wine as rare, as sought-after and nearly as expensive as gold, there are just as many obscurities and values to be had from little known appellations throughout the country. To learn everything there is to know about French wine would take a lifetime. To understand and appreciate French wine, one only has to begin tasting them.
Sub-Region:

Bordeaux

Specific Appellation:

Sauternes