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Château d'Yquem 2009 Barrel sample Bordeaux-style White Blend (Sauternes)

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98-100 Barrel sample. The aromas are so rich and powerful, with great ripe apricots. There are honey, spice and beautiful sweet spiced pears. This is an extraordinary wine in an extraordinary year in Sauternes.  — R.V.  (8/9/2010)
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Château d'Yquem 2013 Barrel sample Bordeaux-style White Blend (Sauternes)

96–98. Barrel Sample. The beautifully aromatic, honeyed scent leads into flavors of bitter orange and honey, along with extreme freshness. Notes of white peach and Rocha pear give richness to a wine that is not huge, but wonderfully balanced.  — R.V.  (3/31/2014)
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Château d'Yquem 2010 Barrel sample Bordeaux-style White Blend (Sauternes)

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96-98. Stunningly rich in character, a wine with great power to go with its acidity and sweetness. It is dense, powerful and concentrated powered by honey and by spice from the wood. The finish has dried apricots, very aromatic.  — R.V.  (6/25/2011)
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Château la Tour Blanche 2009 Barrel sample Bordeaux-style White Blend (Sauternes)

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96-98 Barrel sample. A powerful, complex wine, its layers of sweetness mixed with a total dryness from botrytis. The wine is impressively rich, considerably inspired by dried fruits and spice. Certainly for aging over decades.  — R.V.  (8/9/2010)
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Château Rieussec 2009 Barrel sample Bordeaux-style White Blend (Sauternes)

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96-98 Barrel sample. Concentrated and dense, this is a wine that fits well into the power of 2009. There is richness, but as well there is great elegance, a great structure of richness and sweetness, with the final bite of honey.  — R.V.  (8/9/2010)
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Château Suduiraut 2009 Barrel sample Bordeaux-style White Blend (Sauternes)

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96-98 Barrel sample. Complex wine, packed with sweetness, apricots and the ripest, smooth honey. A fine wine, beautifully rich and ripe, finished with acidity. A great wine.  — R.V.  (8/9/2010)
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Château Suduiraut 2007 Bordeaux-style White Blend (Sauternes)

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Powered by dry botrytis, this is a wine with immense potential. It has weight, complexity and richness, all under the cloak of botrytis. To leaven the power, there is acidity, but this is certainly for aging.  — R.V.  (6/1/2010)
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Château d'Yquem 2008 Barrel sample Bordeaux-style White Blend (Sauternes)

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96-98 Barrel sample. Impressively balanced, with the fruit rich, intense with a golden glow. The acidity is as important as the freshness, giving a delicious lift to the core of dry, concentrated botrytis. Obviously a great wine for long-term aging in a great Sauternes year.  — R.V.  (12/31/2009)
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