Archive for the ‘Chateau Nairac’ Category

2009 Sauternes – Second Growths (2 of 2)

Monday, March 29th, 2010

Now it is the turn of Doisy-Vedrines, Filhot, Lamothe, Lamothe-Guignard and Nairac to show off in front of the flip cam.


Next up are the First Growths! At this stage I can definitely say that there is more to the 2009 Sauternes and Barsac wines than the 2007s, certainly in terms of sweetness, up front fruit flavours and overall consistency. The 2007s are great wines that may be a little shy at this stage having just been bottled, something that definitely can’t be said of the big and bold 2009s. Bill Blatch

2007 Sauternes tasting of Second Growth Chateaux

Monday, March 29th, 2010

Second video from the mammoth 2007 and 2009 Sauternes and Barsac tasting at Chateau de Fargues. This covers nine 2007 Second Growth wines, with at least one property producing First Growth quality wine.


Chateaux tasted were Broustet, d’Arche, de Malle, de Myrat, Doisy Daene, Doisy-Vedrines, Filhot, Lamothe-Guignard and Nairac. Bill Blatch

2009 Sauternes – Château Nairac (with 2008, 2007 and 2006 as well)

Monday, March 22nd, 2010

A long but utterly fascinating verticle tasting of Château Nairac, Barsac with the co-owner, Nicolas Heeter-Tari, covering the 2009, 2008, 2007 and 2006 vintages. The elegance and purity of these wines reflects the care and precision taken by Nicolas and his team – one look at the tasting table here and you know that you are in for a treat!

Final Barsac wine tastings to follow are Château Liot and a real find, Château La Clotte-Cazalis. Bill Blatch

2009 Sauternes – a great vintage?

Friday, March 5th, 2010

So, is the 2009 Sauternes vintage a great one? It is of course much too early to make any such claims – the wines are still in barrel. However, we spent last Saturday in Barsac with Denis Dubourdieu of Château Doisy Daëne and Nicolas Heeter-Tari of Château Nairac and both had some interesting insights into 2009 in Sauternes and Barsac.

We had a great lunch too at Nairac and were introduced to an interesting new style of Sauternes wine which might just catch on.

I did this video all by myself (as you can see!). 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