Sauternes

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

    … 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 amazing, with dense…

    8 readers - By jamie goode's wine blog

    PDT, Alder, & A Wonderful Wine Weekend!

    … eating a bowl of pastrami sandwich), a savory and complex rabbit sausage, and the daily special, a spicy fried chicken. The GM/Somm Siobhan Lowe has a captivating smile and a brilliant wine list. I asked her to pair wines for me and she thrilled my glass and palate. I was equally captivated by her “wines by women” listing, which is a wonderful…

    2 readers - By Jim Van Bergen/ jvb uncorked

    The marathon du medoc

    … 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

    … 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 sense of place…

    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

    … of the wine in this group. With age Sauternes changes from medium golden to amber in color. 2003 Château Filhot Sauternes — very dark yellow in the glass with aromas of pineapple and delicate minty hints in the background. Pineapple and apricot flavors combine with significant sweetness and a very round feeling in the mouth. Along with sweetness…

    6 readers - By Pull That Cork

    1855 Classification of Bordeaux

    … classified in importance from first to fifth growths (crus). All red came from the region of Médoc except Château Haut-Brion produced in the Graves . White wines limited to the sweet varieties of Sauternes and Barsac were classified and only the first and second growth. Published 18 April 1855, this classification has undergone two changes since…

    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