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Not a great sauternes. Nose: Honey, peaches a bit of xmas spice, citrus, some botrytis. Tastes ok, decent for the price but it's a bit thin and winey. Nothing like really good sauternes, but you get a hint for cheap. Is there such a thing as Wednesday night Sauternes? Apparently, yes.
Shell out the extra $12 and get a "Noble One" instead.
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I have run into this wine a few times over the past few months.
When first released by the LCBO in mid April I picked one bottle up. I was attracted to the low price for a Sauternes. A few weeks later while at a Bordeaux wine pairing this wine was served with dessert.
I already had formed my opinion of this wine, and was interesting in seeing what the other guest at my table thought. Most finished their dessert and hardly touched the wine.
This Sauternes is ok, but lacks a lot of the complex flavours found in other Sauternes.
Hints of dried apricot, linden, and honeysuckle. Round, full bodied weight on the palate. Short, uneventful finish.
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