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Bordeaux 2007 four years on: Sauternes & Barsac

Written by JW. Posted in Bordeaux

Overall 2007 is a good sweet wine vintage in Bordeaux. Seven sweet wines were shown by the MW Institute [the first time they have included them in their annual tasting]. The wines are pretty full and sweet if lacking the race of 2009 and 2010. Time will tell just where they sit. Chateau d’Yquem is as amazing as ever, while Chateau Climens and Chateau Suduiraut are excellent and not far behind at all.

Chateau Climens

Gold; thick and creamy on the nose; quite unctuous; very fat palate, rich and pretty thick; attractive wine with nice sweetness. 92+/100

Chateau Doisy-Védrines

Gold; more lifted; real lemon tones and race alongside a VA whiff; sweet on palate with fatness and goodish length. 88+/100

Chateau d’Yquem

Golden straw; butterscotch, honey and cream; citrus highlights with lemon zest; elegant palate with real substance; honey, cream and citrus notes and a certain fatness. Excellent 96+/100

Chateau Guiraud

Gold; some nutty tones, lift and butterscotch; thick palate with lots of sweetness and body; some zip at the end. 90/100

Chateau Lafaurie-Peyraguey

Pale straw; oily and thick nose; fat and thick on the palate; feels surprisingly big and fat – maybe lacks a bit of zip and focus. 89/100

Chateau Lamothe-Guignard

Golden; honeyed and fat on the nose; double cream; honey and cream tones on the palate too; thick and some sweetness but lacks a bit of zip. 87/100

Chateau Suduiraut

Pale straw; tight on the nose; lemon peel and citrus zest; botrytis and creamy tones; palate sweet and full. 91/100

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