Synopsis, Our Opinion: An expensive wine, a combination of opulent flavors and mouth-feel that was extraordinary and a MEMORABLE experience with each sip…it was a VERY SPECIAL TREAT.
Producer/Winery: Chateau d’Yquem; Sauternes, France.
Grape Variety: Sauternes Blend – Sauvignon Blanc and Semillon.
Geographic Appellation: Sauternes; Bordeaux, France.
Purchased From: Woodland Hills Wine Company; Woodland Hills, California.
Paired With: Baked pear stuffed with blue cheese, topped with chopped walnuts and drizzled with honey.
He said: Chilled before drinking. Pale orange-amber color. Unique and alluring heavy aromas of pineapple, caramel and honeysuckle with a nutty background. Full-bodied with a luscious silky smooth texture that was brimming with sweetness, but perfectly balanced by the abundant acidity. Rich, concentrated flavors of pineapple, dried tangerine and honey intertwined with a nuttiness that became more enthralling with each tiny sip. An expensive wine, a combination of opulent flavors and mouth-feel that was extraordinary and a MEMORABLE experience with each sip…it was a VERY SPECIAL TREAT.
She said: Clear, rosy brown color, with thin irregularly spaced rapidly moving legs. Sauternes is very special to me because it can make a modest desert into a treat. This one had a delicious aroma that lured me into the luscious caramel and fruit flavors and velvety mouth-feel. You only need a sip to enjoy the whole experience of tasting this wine so a little goes a long way. The wine was wonderful sipping alone and was superior to the desert. A fantastic desert wine!
Alcohol Content: 11%-13.9%
UPC Code: NA
Imported by: Southern Wines & Spirits; Cerritos, California.
Photo from LVMH.