Consumed on second sitting so not really fair, but quite worrying. Botrytis evident but subdued for an 09. Fat, flabby and cloying. Acidity falls off quickly and taste is of sweetened rubber! Will try again.
Tasted in Sauternes against the '09 Tour Blanche and '09 Raymond-Lafon. This was my favorite. Well balanced apricot, with a hint of complexity in the finish (spices?) that made this particular wine stand out from its bretheren. Sweet but not cloying and well balanced.
Bordeaux Confidential USA-nose of pear, peach, nectarine, honey and lavender, more of the same on the palate, not quite the 2005 but still, medium/big body, smooth honey on the mid palate, well balanced, and a medium/long finish.
Bordeaux Confidential SF (SF): Moderate plus concentration, bright gold in the glass. Smells of petrol and saffron. In the mouth, it’s super-sweet. Way too sweet, without the necessary acidity to keep it alive. Orange marmalade with a hint of phenolic bitterness on the end. The flavors are good, but it needs more acidity. Score: Around 8.
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(Chateau Lafaurie-Peyraguey Sauternes) Residual sugar 139 g/l. There is depth on the nose here, rich fruit in a concentrated yet vibrant style, along with honey and oak. Full and quite creamy on the palate, with a gentle substance and honeyed tropical fruits. Great acidity, balancing out a seam of noble bitterness on the finish. This is lovely wine and like many others here it should do very well in the cellar.
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