2013 Sauternes Overview Including Yquem, Rieussec and Climens
Rot is a good word in Sauternes – Noble Rot that is! The same fungus that produced wretched Grey Rot across the red wine vineyards of Bordeaux produced fine, fresh botrytis on the grapes of Sauternes and Barsac. The wines are in the fresh botrytis style of the 2011s, 2007s and 2001s rather than the riper 2010s, 2009s and 2003s but it is a very good year.
The overview video below sums up the growing season and the style of wines shortly to be offered as 2013 En Primeur Sauternes. Below that are a few clips taken at Yquem, Rieussec, Climens and Raymond-Lafon that add a little more flavour. Detailed tasting videos for most of the wines will follow when I’ve learned how to use the new file transfer software that Steve has downloaded onto my laptop! Enjoy! Bill Blatch
Tags: Chateau Climens, Chateau Raymond-Lafon, Chateau Rieussec, d'Yquem