Category: Bordeaux White Wine

Chateau Guiraud Premier Cru Classé Sauternes 2003 Bordeaux, France





Deep golden in color.

Strong nose of honeydew, citrus, lemons, honey, spices, melons, oranges, tangerines, tropical fruits and pineapples. A really beautiful nose.

Full bodied and buttery with high acidity.

Sweet on the palate with melons, red apples, honey, tropical fruits, spices, light earth, honeysuckle and white pepper.

Long finish with oranges and spices.

This is a fabulous dessert wine from Bordeaux, France.

Very complex with a great mouthfeel. Well balanced with enough acidity to balance the sugars.

Delicious right out of the bottle, good by itself, and even better after an hour of airtime.

Thanks Scott for sharing this with me.

This 19 year old is smooth and generous. Rich and extracted. Sweet and well balanced.

I’ve had the 2009 vintage not too long ago, and this is showing so much better. What a wonderful surprise.

Paired very nicely with the blue cheese. Drank from a 375ml bottle.

13.5% alcohol by volume.

96 points.

$40.



Chateau Suduiraut Premier Cru Classé Sauternes 2004, France





This is a wonderful 18 year old sweet wine from Bordeaux.

Showing lemons, citrus, yellow apples, pears, pineapples, honey and light earth.

Medium plus in body with medium plus acidity.

Sweet on the palate and well balanced with nice complexity.

Has a lovely nose that I really enjoyed. Kept on smelling on it for a long time.

Drinking wonderfully now, and will continues to age nicely in the next 20 years.

A tasty wine that doesn’t need food at all, but will pair very nicely with Foie Gras.

A blend of mostly Sémillon with Sauvignon Blanc.

14% alcohol by volume.

94 points.

$70.

Chateau Bechereau Philipperie Sauternes 1983, France





Dark golden in color.

Simple on the nose with honey, citrus, pineapples, honeydew and light spices.

Full bodied with high acidity and long legs.

Off dry on the palate with yellow apples, spices, light tropical fruits, licorice, honey, light earth notes, herbs and white pepper.

Long finish with spices and black pepper.

This 38 year old is still drinking very nicely now, but probably past its peak.

I gave it an hour to open up, but it probably needed much longer.

This is an interesting sweet wine. Spicy and entertaining, but lost a lot of the fruits by now. From a great vintage, but not as sweet as I expected it to be.

I had it a couple of years ago and liked it better then. Not what I expected but it is still very drinkable.

13% alcohol by volume.

89 points.

Chateau Lacaussade Saint Martin Vieilles Vignes Blanc 2019 Blaye Côtes de Bordeaux, France




Pale lemon in color with a golden hue.

Light nose of citrus, limes, green apples, grapefruits, bitter herbs, earth and spices.

Medium bodied with medium plus acidity.

Dry on the palate with limes, faint wood, grapefruits, citrus, green apples, bitter vegetables, spices, earth, herbs and almonds.

Medium minus on the finish with tangy limes.

This is a nice and enjoyable white Bordeaux. Easy drinking and good for parties. A little spicy, which makes it interesting.

Good by itself and better with food. I paired it with cheeses and crackers.

A blend of Sauvignon Blanc and Sémillon. Fermented in Oak barrels, and aged on its lees for 10 months. Kosher and not Mevushal.

14% alcohol by volume.

88 points.

$23.

Chateau d’Yquem Sauternes 2013, France



This is a delicious dessert wine from France. Sweet on the palate with great complexity.

Showing honey, yellow apples, apricots, spices, sweet nectar, white wild flowers, melons, brown sugar and spices.

Medium bodied with high acidity.

Well balanced with enough acidity to balance the sugars.

Thank you Barry for sharing this with me.

This needs no food. Just sip and enjoy.

This 8 year old will continue age nicely in the next 40 years.

Just delicious.

13.5% alcohol by volume.

97 points.

$160 (375 ml).

Chateau Loudenne Saint Yzenes Le Chateau Bordeaux Blanc 2017, France

Very light golden in color with a green tint.

On the nose citrus, grapefruits, green apples, earth, herbs, black pepper, spices and bitter vegetables.

Medium-bodied with medium-plus acidity. Crisp and refreshing.

Dry on the palate with limes, grapefruits, citrus, green apples, light oak, spices, herbs, bitter vegetables and peppercorn.

Tangy finish with bitter almonds and limes.

This is a very nice white Bordeaux. Crisp and good right out of the bottle. Even better after some air time.

This 4 year old is drinking very nicely now which is nice to see. Nicely balanced, and still fresh and crisp.

Good by itself and better with food. I paired it with meats and cheeses. paired very nicely with the duck liver Pâté.

A blend of 75% Sauvignon Blanc and 25% Sémillon. Aged in French oak barrels (33% new).

12.5% alcohol by volume.

89 points.

$27.

Château Bechereau Philipperie Grand Vin de Sauternes 1983 Bordeaux, France

This is a nicely aged sweet wine from Bordeaux.

Brownish in color with a brick hue.

Great nose, although a little stinky, with honey, vegetables, herbs, wet leaves, citrus and Indian spices light curry and cumin.

Medium plus in body and buttery, with medium plus acidity.

Sweet on the palate with limes, citrus, honey, apples, earth, wood, over ripened pears, honey, Indian spices and black pepper.

This is an interesting sweet wine, but i prefer these younger.

This 36 year old is nicely balanced and enjoyable by itself. Not too sweet, with a lot of complexity. A little bitter on the ending. Spicy and tangy.

I paired it with a Macadamia Nut ice cream.

The nose is very overwhelming, so I figured I need to give it a day to chill out, which was a great idea.

Next day update: It’s good that I didn’t post my review yesterday, as this is a nice surprise. A tastier wine today.

Lost most of the bitter and vegetables notes, and it is showing very nicely.

If you have one, let it open up for a long time. Delicious and complex.

13% alcohol by volume.

92 points.

Château de Cadillac en Fronsadais Cadillac Branda Bordeaux Blanc Sec 1991, Bordeaux, France

Pale lemon in color.

Pronounced nose of dried fruits, over ripen citrus fruits, red apples, apricots and Mediterranean spices. Nice and complex.

Medium plus in body with medium plus acidity. A little buttery and watery.

Dry on the palate with limes, green apples, grapefruits, over ripen citrus fruits, spices and black pepper.

Medium finish with bitter almonds and herbs.

This is a nice 28 year old white Bordeaux. Spicy and tangy and not crisp any longer.

Good right out of the bottle and better as it opens up. After 30 minutes of airtime, honey and maple notes show up. Very interesting and special, with nice complexity. Oxidized, but very tasty. Died after 2 hours.

Drank from half bottle.

I paired it with Brie cheese and crackers.

12% alcohol by volume.

88 points.

Château Smith Haut Lafitte Blanc Grand Vin de Graves 2014 Pessac-Léognan, France

This is a delicious Sauvignon Blanc from Pessac-Léognan. Crisp and refreshing with nice weight and complexity.

Nose is gentle and elegant. The palate is crisp, dry and rich.

Showing citrus, lemons, spices, light wood, green apples, grapefruits and minerals.

Nice length on the finish with limes and minerals.

A Good quality wine. Definitely my favorite white Bordeaux so far.

This 5 year old is drinking very nicely now, and will continue to evolve in the next 5 years.

Needs 30 minutes to open up properly and show more complexity.

Robert Parker 93 points. 94 points Wine Spectator.

I paired it with a charcuterie board of meats and cheeses.

A blend of 90% Sauvignon Blanc, 5% Sémillon and 5% Sauvignon Gris.

13.5% alcohol by volume.

92 points.

$95.

Château Rieussec Sauternes Premier Grand Cru Classé 2011 Bordeaux, France

Dark gold in color.

Beautiful nose of lemons, citrus, spices, honey, butterscotch, carmel, hazelnut, mango, apricot and minerals.

Full bodied, buttery and bold, with high acidity and nice legs.

Sweet on the palate with citrus, lemon grind, oranges, honey, peaches, nuts, apricots and Mediterranean spices.

Long finish with honey suckle and spices.

This first growth sweet wine is a delicious one from Bordeaux. Showing great complexity and mouthfeel. Big and bold, sweet and well balanced.

This one can be aged for a long long time, although it is so yummy now.

This 2011 vintage was magnificent in Sauternes. Tasty, complex and delicious. I loved it.

Robert Parker 95 points.

A blend of 95% Sémillon, 3% Muscadelle and 2% Sauvignon Blanc.

14% alcohol by volume.

98 points.

$90.