Chateau Lamothe-Guignard 2009 En Primeur Sauternes

Chateau Lamothe Guignard 2009 En Primeur Sauternes

Chateau Lamothe-Guignard – 2nd Growth Sauternes

Bill Blatch: This is an enormous mouthful of Sauternes, with a good rich solid constitution and a bulky generous thickness. At 140 g/l residual, it seems very sweet, but doesn’t cloy: just comes over as massive and strong-flavoured. One is immediately attracted to the warmth and bigness of this very opulently styled wine.

Decanter –17 Points: Pure apricot aromas so frequent in this vintage and indicating great botrytised berries, with even a beginning of caramel-like elements from what Germans call trockenbeerenauslesen berries, refined, complete in its category and certainly great value for money.

Jancis Robinson -17 Points: Not much nose. Then great weight and sweetness but a bit formless. It has less freshness than many. Just big and beefy. Very round and a bit hot. Drink 2017-2030

Wine Spectator – 90-93 Points: Thick and very sweet, with lots of honey notes and an almost syrupy structure. Spicy botrytis on the finish. A little loosely knit, but interesting.

Wine Advocate – 90-92 Points: The nose of the 2009 Lamothe-Guignard is very tight at the moment, unfurling slowly with honey, acacia, almond and fresh apricot. The palate has a viscous entry, with what appears to be more residual sugar than other 2009s. It is unctuous towards the honey and peach-driven finish. Very generous at this nascent stage, but the length suggests a potentially great wine after bottling.

All prices are £ per case, In Bond UK. Wines are currently in barrel and will be bottled and shipped from 2012 after which either in bond storage, in bond delivery or duty paid delivery (including VAT) charges will be invoiced at 2012 rates.

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