Archive for the ‘Chateau Rieussec’ Category

Great Drinking Sauternes!

Friday, September 10th, 2010

Well here it is – our first offer of drinking Sauternes!  We’ve scoured the cellars of Bordeaux to find the very best value wines and have come up with some truly great Sauternes.

All except one of these wines are cheaper per bottle than buying the recent 2009 vintage (some are only one third of the price) – and you don’t have to wait ten years to see them at their best!  The 2009 Sauternes may well turn out to be the best ever vintage but these wines represent the very best value Sauternes that you can drink today.  We’re delighted to make this offer of

Best Buy Sauternes For Drinking Now

Even better, you can buy your Sauternes either by the whole case or have fun mixing your own bespoke selection!

Why not slip in a half bottle or two of d’Yquem alongside some great value de Myrat and La Tour Blanche?  The de Myrat is cheaper than most own label supermarket Sauternes and, quite frankly, is three times the wine!

All the Sauternes have been perfectly stored in Bordeaux cellars and will be shipped to the UK for delivery in late October in plenty of time for Christmas (if they last you that long!)

Some of these wines are simply not available anywhere else in the UK so don’t miss this opportunity to grab them while you can.

We hope you enjoy this offer and these sensational Sauternes.  Bill Blatch

2009 Sauternes – First Growths (2 of 2)

Tuesday, March 30th, 2010

The brilliance of 2009 Sauternes First Growths continues unabated – Rabaud-Promis, Raymond Lafon, Rieussec, Sigalas-Rabaud, Suduiraut and Clos Haut-Peyraguey! I have never seen anything like this in my 30+ years working in Bordeaux.

If you are interested in buying these wines in the 2009 En Primeur campaign don’t forget to sign up for my full tasting notes at the top right hand corner of the page. PS For those who are wondering we do know that de Fargues and Raymond Lafon aren’t First Growths – we just think they should be! PPS We have also tasted d’Yquem and Climens at the Chateaux and these videos will follow next on this site! Bill Blatch

2007 Sauternes tasting – First Growth Chateaux (2 of 2)

Monday, March 29th, 2010

Second of two videos from the 2007 and 2009 Sauternes and Barsac tasting at Chateau de Fargues covering the last seven out of thirteen 2007 First Growth wines (scroll down for the first video which includes Climens). Yes we know Raymond-Lafon isn’t technically a First growth but we sort of think of it as one.

Other Chateaux in this flight of wines are Clos Haut-Peyraguey, La Tour-Blanche, Rabaud-Promis, Rieussec, Sigalas-Rabaud and Suduiraut. Bill Blatch

2009 Sauternes – Château Rieussec

Wednesday, March 24th, 2010

Tastings of seperate Sauvignon and Semillon barrels from Château Rieussec with Frédéric Magniez and Serge Lagardère (with the beret). This was tasted on the same day as the Château Guiraud and Château de Rayne-Vigneau blends below which just goes to show how difficult it is to compare like with like during the 2009 En Primeur season – some properties blended months ago while others blend only days before the tastings.

2009 Sauternes Trade Tasting – a glimpse behind the scenes

Tuesday, March 16th, 2010

A rare glimpse behind the scenes at the first 2009 Bordeaux trade tasting including the fabulous Sauternes and Barsac wines. All the courtiers and négociants gather to get their first impressions of the vintage and what might be good wines for them to buy and sell on to the world wine trade.

2009 Sauternes and Barsac wines featured include Château Coutet, Château Filhot, Château Guiraud, Clos Haut-Peyraguey, Château Lafaurie-Peyraguey, Château Lamothe-Guignard, Château Rieussec, Château Suduiraut and Château La Tour-Blanche. Bill Blatch

2009 Sauternes Vintage Report