Sauternes

    Pre- and post-run wines from last weekend at Pichon

    … Medoc marathon winner Philippe Remond Château Suduiraut 2006 Sauternes, Bordeaux, France This is sensational. Honeyed crystalline fruits with caramel richness and some toast. Complex smoky apricots with orange peel, cinnamon, cloves and white pepper spiciness. Complex and complete. 95/100 Quinta do Noval Vintage Port 2003 Douro, Portugal Quite…

    8 readers - By jamie goode's wine blog

    PDT, Alder, & A Wonderful Wine Weekend!

    … is a wonderful resource championing some amazing winemakers. I immediately liked Siobhan, and she divined my palate, tempting me with delightful wine pairings that demonstrated her vast knowledge and accurate palate. Siobhan Lowe- photo from JaegerSloan.com To the WINE! Gāl Tibor, Egri Csillag White Wine Blend, Hungary. ABV 13.9%. Prices by Snooth…

    2 readers - By Jim Van Bergen/ jvb uncorked

    The marathon du medoc

    … I had no pain. I came 2741 out of 10196 runners, which is better than last year. I was slow, but it was very warm and there were lots of wine stops, and congestion at the start cost around 25 minutes. It was tremendous fun. I was 808 out of 2380 in my age group – my time was (cringe) 5.27 – I was very lazy because I had lots left in my tank at the end and sprinted the last stretch! Then I had a 20 minute walk back to Pichon, where we had lunch with wine, port and Sauternes, which was most splendid. A film will follow. …

    5 readers - By Jamie Goode/ jamie goode's wine blog

    Finger Lakes Wine Tour – Day Two

    … where they set their wine on the scale. For more information on the IRF scale visit www.drinkriesling.com/tastescale . Dessert styles do not need any other accompaniment. They can be as satisfying as a fine French Sauternes or Canadian Ice Wine. Growers, especially those who see themselves as farmers first, love Riesling’s ability to express its…

    1 readers - By WiningWays

    The incomparable Yquem 1986

    … This was the star wine in a star line-up at Tuesday’s lunch. Just thrillingly good. Chateau d’Yquem 1986 Sauternes, Bordeaux, France Powerful, spicy and intense with lovely flavours of marmalade, apricot, spice and citrus, as well as some sweet melon notes and a delicious creaminess. There’s also a hint of white pepper. This is tantalising. So spicy and profound. 97/100 …

    By Jamie Goode/ jamie goode's wine blog

    The Scoop on Sweet Wines

    … hint of ginger and honey to sweet wines. This is particularly effective when producing Sauternes and one of the most coveted wines of the world, Chateau d’Yquem. Residual Sugar The final category of sweet wines consists of wines that were cut off during the fermentation process. When this happens, the grape’s sugar is left over, which is called…

    By Madeline Blasberg/ The Alcohol Professor

    Chateau Coutet, a Premier Grand Cru of Sauternes

    … of the wines from her family Chateau in Sauternes that was both crisp and poetic. Sauternes in general is a tough sell in the US. For one thing, they are fairly expensive because of the production of the wines themselves; the grapes must be botrytised, a natural process that cannot be hurried or even counted on completely. The grapes, because…

    By From Vinho Verde to Barolo with Love

    Sauternes and Cherries — A Special Summer Pairing

    …Those of us who are regular tasters at the Thursday night wine tasting at Fine Wines of Stockton know one of George’s great loves is Sauternes and cherries. Not just any cherries mind you. They must be cherries that are not overly sweet, just a touch of tartness is what’s desired to counter the sweetness of the Sauternes. Rainier or Queen (Royal…

    6 readers - By Pull That Cork

    1855 Classification of Bordeaux

    … the rankings: Château Cantemerle was added as a fifth growth in 1973, the Château Mouton Rothschild moved from second to first growth. Since then, the vineyards have changed size, without this being considered. Many of the best wines of the appellation Médoc that were not included in the 1855 classification are classified as Cru Bourgeois…

    4 readers - By Serdar Kahraman/ Sommblog

    1995 Chateau D Yquem – Sauternes

    …writing personal essays p>Okay so we have been slacker’s and posted nothing for months. It certainly isn’t because we are not drinking some really special wines. Recently we enjoyed a bottle of the 1995 Chateau D Y’quem for a dear friends special birthday, and man was it ever special. Y’quem is the dessert wine that all others are judged…

    5 readers - By The Wine Cult

    Fourchette & tire-bouchon - 0,00 €

    … représente 40 hectares de vignes. L’encépagement est composé de 70% de Cabernet Sauvignon, de 29% de Merlot et de 1% de Petit Verdot. Les raisins sont ramassés à la main et vinifiés séparément, par parcelle, afin de laisser s’exprimer la diversité des cépages et des terroirs. L’élevage en barrique est d’une durée d’un an environ, le pourcentage de…

    2 readers - By Vinotrip