At 21-24 Gold Stars and between £9.55 and £14.55 per bottle they represent quality drinking at a very affordable price. All of the Sauternes releases so far have been cheaper than last year making this the least expensive of a fantastic trio of superb vintages – Bravo le Sauternais!
Contrast the red Bordeaux campaign where the wines, as judged by Robert Parker, are below the quality of the 2008s and are being released at prices more consistent with the great 2010 and 2009 vintages. It’s no wonder sales are slow.
Many thanks for the very positive feedback on my 2011 Sauternes Report – it’s even being translated into Chinese as I speak! For a look at all of the wines that have released so far here’s the link:
Enjoy! Bill Blatch