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White - Sweet/Dessert
2009 Château Suduiraut Sauternes Sémillon-Sauvignon Blanc Blend
2/13/2021 - wendyinwlv wrote:
92 points
Very sweet and nice for dessert. This one had a nose with rye in it. Will see what the next one does...
  • mcar20156 commented:

    4/18/21, 1:43 PM - Opened a half bottle this evening... You are so spot on with the the/pumpernickel note.

White
2018 Claude Riffault Sancerre Les Chasseignes Sauvignon Blanc
8/30/2020 - Michael Mackenzie Likes this wine:
90 points
Ok get the gripes out of the way. Why, when you have nothing to prove through the stunning quality of your wine, do you put that annoying wax on top of the unnecessarily heavy bottle?!
So plenty of slick product marketing but then the website has not been updated since 2012. Look at the prices for the 2011s compared to this.
That said, this is a very exciting wine and a discovery. Worth the premium price too. A good example of a wine from the Caillottes soil type, ostensibly aromatic and early drinking.
Colour: pale straw with green tinge, bright, clear.
Nose: Elegant, fresh, ripe fruit yet almost discreet, mown grass, not raw blackcurrants, even hints of chalk.
Taste: Light body, rounded, ripe, good varietal fruit, citrus, chalky notes, great balance between fruit and acidity, long, very dry finish highlighting both SB and chalk. Great potential visible in the tension between ripeness and acidity.
Not being a lover of the concept of minerality, this wine does indeed reflect the chalky subsoil of this vineyard.
Perhaps churlish but I would rate this wine higher if the packaging were not so pretentious. It makes me suspicious.
  • mcar20156 commented:

    2/13/21, 1:41 PM - Completely agree. Nice wine, stupid bottle.

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