Sauternes 3 : Bordeaux 2

I am a Bordeaux as well as a Sauternes fan (wine not football) but even I have to admit that Sauternes is in the lead now on great recent vintages.  After our trips to Climens and Yquem (see posts below) we went to Chateau La Tour Blanche and tasted all of the major unclassified and cru classe 2011 Sauternes and Barsac.

Below there are 3 videos to set the scene featuring our hosts Didier Frechinet, Jean-Pierre Faure and Philippe Pelicano at Chateau La Tour Blanche and me mulling over the unclassified Barsac and Sauternes in my garden the day after.  Enjoy!  Bill Blatch

Wines featured are Cantegril, La Clotte-Cazalis, Gravas, Latrezotte, Liot, Domaine de l’Alliance, Bastor Lamontagne, Haut-Bergeron and de Veyres and there some wines here producing at classed growth level that will be great value in 2011.

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