Posts Tagged ‘Chateau Romer du Hayot’

2010 Sauternes – Top of the Pops

Tuesday, April 19th, 2011

As you know we don’t score wines but, just for fun, here’s an interim Top 30 of how the 2010 Sauternes are impressing the critics so far (2009 positions are in brackets).  We’ll update this every week until the Wine Advocate scores are published and we’ll give final chart positions.  Just click on a link for more about each wine including my tasting videos.  Enjoy!  Bill Blatch

1. L’Extravagant de Doisy Daene (2) – Straight in at Number 1 but based on only 1 score so far!
2. Climens (3) – Another New Entry but again just 1 score!
3. d’Yquem (1) – Down from Number 1 – Let’s Wait and See!
4. Suduiraut (4) – A Non-Mover!
5. Coutet (7) – Can this stay in the Top 5?
6=. La Tour Blanche (5) & Rieussec (6) – Non-Movers
8. Guiraud (10) – Moving Up the Charts!
9. Clos Haut-Peyraguey (16) – A Big Mover!
10. de Rayne Vigneau (15) – Into the Top Ten!
11. Doisy-Vedrines (22) – One of 2010’s Biggest Movers?
12. Doisy Daene (21) – Another Big Mover from Barsac!
13. Lafaurie-Peyraguey (11) – A Slight Faller?
14. Nairac (14) – A Non-Mover this Year?
15. de Fargues (12) – Moving Down in 2010?
16. Sigalas Rabaud (13) – Can this Climb Again?
17. Rabaud-Promis (17) – Another Non-Mover?
18. Caillou (30=) – A Rapid Rise up the Chart!
19. Filhot (29) – Another Big Move up the Charts!
20=. Raymond Lafon (8=) & Les Justices (20) – Last Year’s Big Hit and a Non-Mover (but 1 score only for both so far)!
22. de Myrat (23=) – Progress Up the Chart?
23. Romer du Hayot (39) – This Year’s Biggest Mover? PRICE RELEASED – £140/£156 bottles/halves
24=. de Malle (25=) & d’Arche (30=) – Both on the Up?
26=. Broustet (36) & Bastor-Lamontagne (38) – Two Big Movers!
28=. Lamothe Guignard (30=) & Suau (37) – Upward Movement Again?
30. Lamothe Despujols (30=) – A Non-Mover?

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First 2010 Sauternes Release En Primeur

Monday, April 18th, 2011

There has been no time wasting in Bordeaux with the release of several smaller red wines and the first Sauternes – Chateau Romer du Hayot from Barsac.  Released at the same price as the 2009 vintage we are able to offer this at £8 per case less because of more favourable exchange rates.  Follow the links below for my tasting video and our 2010 Bordeaux En Primeur Offer.  Bill Blatch

2010 Chateau Romer du Hayot Video

2010 Sauternes En Primeur Offer

2010 Sauternes 2nd Growth Tasting Videos

Sunday, April 3rd, 2011

There are some serious second growth Sauternes in 2010 with many chateau now really producing top quality wines at what we all hope will be very reasonable prices En Primeur. Take a look at the video below for a summary and then click on the individual links for tasting videos of the individual chateaux. Bill Blatch

Chateau d’Arche, Chateau Caillou, Chateau Doisy Daene, Chateau Doisy-Vedrines, Chateau Filhot, Chateau Lamothe Guignard, Chateau Lamothe DespujolsChateau de Malle,Chateau Nairac, Chateau Romer du Hayot, Chateau de Myrat