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Sauternes

Sauternes makes the world’s most famous dessert wines. Though the appellation lies within the Graves region of Bordeaux’s left bank, the appellation makes only sweet wines from white grapes, primarily Semillon sometimes blended with small amounts of Muscadelle. The five communes within Sauternes are Barsac, Bommes, Fargues, Preignac and Sauternes. Barsac also has its own appellation and, typically, Barsac wines are slightly drier and lighter than other Sauternes. Sauternes are made when weather conditions result in a mold called Botrytis cinerea developing on the grapes, which causes them to become especially sweet. Sauternes are not produced every vintage, so successful vintages become especially collectible. Sauternes estates were classified in 1855, and Château d’Yquem, the appellation’s most prestigious estate, was ranked in a class by itself as a Premier Grand Cru. Château d’Yquem wines are among the most prized wines in the world.

1990 Château d'Yquem

1.5ltr

RP  99   
WS  95   
ST  94   
JR  18   
2 available
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1993 Château d'Yquem

375ml

Label condition issue

3 available
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2005 Château Guiraud

375ml

WS  97   
JS  97   
WE  95   
ST  92   
RP  91   
JR  17   
WS  #4 of 2008   
24 available
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2006 Château Guiraud

375ml

WS  93   
RP  92   
ST  91   
17 available
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1990 Château Lafaurie-Peyraguey

375ml

Light capsule condition issue; light label condition issue

ST  93   
RP  92   
3 available
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2006 Château Lafaurie-Peyraguey

375ml

WS  92   
RP  91   
JS  91   
JR  17.5   
20 available
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2014 Château Coutet

WS  96   
WA  93-95   
VN  90-93   
JR  17.5   
WS  #3 of 2017   
2 available
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2001 Château Rabaud-Promis

WS  95   
WA  93   
2 available
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2001 Château Rabaud-Promis

Light label condition issue

WS  95   
WA  93   
2 available
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2005 Château Rabaud-Promis

375ml

Light label condition issue

WS  92-94   
14 available
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2005 Château Rabaud-Promis

375ml

WS  92-94   
7 available
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