Belgian wrote:Albert Bichot Bourgogne Pinot Noir AOC
At 17.95 now two bucks off ...(2016 vintage)
Belgian wrote:Fontanafredda Langhe Nebbiolo 2017
This is quite the value. It's not as complex as Barbaresco Nebbiolo, taste is a bit jammy in the middle, but boy is there some nice Italian terroir and grape typicity. Complex raisiny black fruit, dryness, herbals, a touch sanguine salty and leather...
Belgian wrote:Château Suduiraut - Lions de Suduiraut 2014 Sauternes
Opens with a great aroma and thick gold pour. Faint petrol, tart-sweet apricot, pineapple. Taste acidic dry apricot, lychee and pale tropical fruit, minerally petrol and honey, sweet marmalade citrus, dry flower petal. Delicious, big long flavors.
Grapes: 95% Semillon and 5% Sauvignon Blanc. Hand-selected Botrytis-affected grapes produce the amazing flavor complexity.
Second wine of Chateau Suduiraut estate, which is a premier cru Sauternes & also adjacent to the famed Chateau d’Yquem that is the top banana of the sweet white Sauternes wines of Bordeaux. Lions is a good one reccomended to age and develop for at least a few years. Affordable and good, approachable version of Sauternes.
BartOwl wrote:Your post got ne thinking of how much I enjoyed a botrytis wine from Prince Edward County a long time ago. I don't remember the name of the winery but it was intense and flavorful. Therefore, I picked up a bottle of Chateau d'Arche Sauternes and I am drinking it now. While more expensive than the Suduiraut, it seems more subtle than your description. That is not necessarily a bad thing. I do get petrol and honey notes. I will have to try more botrytis wines in the future.
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