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2009 Sauternes tasting – unclassified wines

Monday, March 29th, 2010

Here it is – the first look at the 2009 Sauternes and Barsac wines compared alongside each other! Everyone is currently twittering about this vintage so we thought we’d give you something more tangible than a tweet – a first hand look. Amongst these lesser wines Cantegril, La Clotte-Cazalis, Latrezotte, Liot and Domaine de l’Alliance shone.


Other Chateaux in this flight of wines are Bastor-Lamontagne, de Veyres, Lamourette, Les Justices, Partarrieu and Tuyttens. Bill Blatch

2007 Sauternes tasting of unclassified wines

Monday, March 29th, 2010

First video from the mammoth 2007 and 2009 Sauternes and Barsac tasting at Chateau de Fargues. We start with eleven 2007 unclassified wines, some of which are producing classed growth quality wines.


Chateau tasted were: Bastor-Lamontagne, Cantegril, de Veyres, La Clotte-Cazalis, Lamourette, Latrezotte, Les Justices, Liot, Mauras, Tuyttens and Domaine de l’Alliance.

2009 Sauternes – Château La Clotte-Cazalis (with 2008 and 2007 as well)

Tuesday, March 23rd, 2010

A small verticle tasting of the little known Château La Clotte-Cazalis from Barsac with winemaker and oenologist Marie-Pierre Lacoste. The old vines at this property help give the wine its complex character which really shows through in these three vintages.

That’s it for Barsac barrel tastings – apologies to the châteaux we didn’t get round to filming including Broustet, Caillou, Doisy-Dubroca, de Myrat and Suau. Next up some stunning Sauternes wines including Clos Haut-Peyraguey, Domaine de l’Alliance, Guiraud, Rabaud-Promis, de Rayne-Vigneau, Rieussec and Sigalas-Rabaud. Bill Blatch

2009 Sauternes Report – February 2010

Friday, February 26th, 2010

A day in Barsac checking up on the 2009 Sauternes vintage and we visited a range of properties from unclassified wines to first and second growths to get an across-the-board view.

Took in Château Climens, Château Coutet, Château Doisy-Vedrines, Château La Clotte-Cazalis and Château Liot.  We loved visiting the tiny Domaine de l’Alliance which has a wonderful story behind it and is producing some great wines from vineyards in Fargue. We’ll tell you more about them another time.

Finished the day at my favourite restaurant in Langon, Claude Darroze with a bottle of Château Nairac 1976… which went surprisingly well with the wild boar. Watch the video to discover how the vintage is shaping up, then leave us a comment or question below.


2009 Sauternes Report - February 2010