Looking For A Great Sauternes?

Let the WineAlign Critics help you find the Right Wine for the Right Price, Right Now!

Get Your Free Access Now

Top 5 Sauternes at the LCBO

Find the BEST wines in YOUR price range

  • Over 125,000 wines reviewed and ranked
  • Reviews from Canada's top professional wine critics
  • Articles by Canada's best wine writers
Start drinking better wine now

Latest Articles

Think You Know Wine? – Ep 7.5


Join Us Live on Saturday, January 23 at 5pm “Think You Know Wine?” returns this Saturday with David Lawrason, John Szabo MS, Michael Godel, Sara d’Amato, and our host Renée Sferrazza. It’s a fun, informal (and entertaining) competition between old colleagues and good friends. Last time on “Think You Know Wine?” the critics attempted to identify […] More

If I Could Buy Only One – January 9th VINTAGES Release


If you could buy only one wine from this release, which one would it be and why? Nals Margreid Punggl 2018 Pinot Grigio, Südtirol-Alto Adige, Italy $31.95, Mondo Vino David Lawrason – For most of my career I have been only moderately enthusiastic about Italian pinot grigio as a genre. Because the vast majority, even […] More

Buyers’ Guide to VINTAGES January 9th, 2021


John Szabo’s VINTAGES Review January 9th: Smart Buys By John Szabo MS, with notes from Sara d’Amato, David Lawrason and Michael Godel There’s nothing I wish to say about recent world events, at least that would be appropriate here. Rather, let’s escape to a place of simple pleasures, where quality and price line up in […] More

National Wine Awards of Canada

Discover Canada's best wines! In 2016, 22 judges tasted 1,535 wines from 230 wineries across the country to identify Canada's top wines.

View Award-Winning Wines

World Wine Awards of Canada

Seventeen judges tasted 1,000 wines in 21 categories in 2015 to find the world's best wines sold in Canada under $50.

View Award-Winning Wines



Sauternes

Sauternes is a French dessert wine from the Sauternais, part of the Graves region of Bordeaux. Sauternes is made from Sémillon, Sauvignon Blanc, and Muscadelle grapes that have been affected by Botrytis cinerea, also known as noble rot. This causes the grapes to become partially raisined, resulting in concentrated and distinctively flavored wines. Sauternes is one of the few wine regions where infection with noble rot is a frequent occurrence, due to its climate. Even so, wine production varies greatly from vintage to vintage, depending on the amount of botrytis-affected grapes and their general condition and ripeness.