Created for the American market, this wine possesses a fruit-forward style and flavors of blackberries, plums and chocolate. Finishing dry, with soft tannins, this rich wine is a crowd-pleaser.
Displays handsome aromas and flavors with a complex mix of plummy fruit, earth, mushrooms, violets and lavender, and dusty cocoa. Attractive balance with good body and texture. Blackberry and coffee flavors mark the finish, which sports full but well-dispersed tannins. Appealing now, but has some aging potential, too. Accessible, affordable, appellation-bearing…
Predominantly Grenache-based, with a nice cherry fruit, spice, herb and pepper bouquet. Good but not dense fruit, which reads fairly sweet; offers spice, dried flowers, and tar accents. Decent tannins fan out on the finish, with pepper, earth and violet notes. Elegant and attractive, if a touch light.
This offering from a well-known négociant is made in a lighter style and has good flavor. The essential ripeness of the vintage shows; there is some texture to the mouthfeel and it wraps up with a clean finish of good length.
A wine that certainly brings out much of the rich, dense character of 2005. The tannins are solid and dry, but with all that black berry fruit and ripe acidity, this is a fine achievement. It holds up well on the finish, bringing out sweetness as well as freshness.
Vintage 2007 was a big success in Sauternes, and this wine gives a good indication of the richness both of the yellow peach and apricot fruits and the drier botrytis. Ample, full and finely balanced.