Well the praise for 2009 Sauternes just gets better and better! Decanter magazine’s, Michel Bettane has this to say about the vintage as a whole:
The wines are reminiscent of the 1990 vintage with more body and definition, or for older growers, 1949 and 1921. The overall level of my tasting marks is unmatched.
Comments for individual wines are positively glowing and include:
Raymond Lafon – Glorious wine, as great as any first growth.
d’Yquem – For me the most formally perfect Sauternes of the vintage and a glorious affirmation of the property’s new style.
Sigalas-Rabaud – An absolute classical Haut-Bommes wine.
Suduiraut – Is it the best since 1899 or 1928? I say yes.
And that’s just a small sample! For Michel’s full notes visit www.decanter.com and don’t forget to compare his comments to mine! To get a copy of my full notes just enter your name and email at the top right hand corner of this screen. Bill Blatch