La Commanderie de Bordeaux: Chateau Lagrange Vertical (Bishop's - Vancouver, BC): Massive rich powerful nose showing tons of honey, along with gingerbread, orange peel, green apple, and brown sugar. Plenty of spicy ginger follows through onto the palate, along with red apple, orange zest, and caramel. Medium+ length finish ending on notes of gingerbread and red apple. There's plenty of acid here delivering a nice firm tongue numbing punch on the palate. Great nose, but the fruit is a bit flat and lacking on the palate. That said, this is very enjoyable. Very good.
Nose was like a ball of lemon and honey dipped in gasoline. I know that sounds bizarre, but I definitely got loads of petrol on the nose, and I was really into how unique and different it was. Not too sweet, refined, with a nice finish.
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(Chateau Suduiraut Sauternes) An attractive nose, honeyed, although rather one-dimensional. Little notes of barley sugar. Ripe, a little fleshy, but not particularly fresh acidity. It is a little dilute, but doesn't really have the depth and character that we would hope for. A weak vintage in my opinion.
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