Posts Tagged ‘Tasting Notes’

100 Top Sauternes!

Wednesday, March 16th, 2011

100 Top Sauternes – my idea of Paradise!  This collection is the result of my work over the past 25 years – I have tasted all the wines at the chateaux and selected them personally.  They have all been stored in perfect conditions in Bordeaux ever since they were bottled and we will ship them to the UK for you in April/May.

To see my detailed tasting notes for every wine and decide which wines are for you, but you might want to take a look at this introductory video first – Enjoy! Bill Blatch

2010 Sauternes update and the effect of oak on Sauternes

Tuesday, September 28th, 2010

I am in Sauternes today having just got back from America to a very dry Bordeaux – some more wine videos will follow over the next few days.

Before I report more fully on the 2010 vintage I thought I’d do a little piece on the effect of oak on Sauternes.

This is a question we get asked about often so here I taste four wines ranging from a humble, but very good generic Sauternes which has been made entirely in stainless steel tanks to some Chateau d’Yquem which is the only chateau that consistently uses 100% new oak casks.  Bill Blatch

2009 Sauternes – Château Nairac (with 2008, 2007 and 2006 as well)

Monday, March 22nd, 2010

A long but utterly fascinating verticle tasting of Château Nairac, Barsac with the co-owner, Nicolas Heeter-Tari, covering the 2009, 2008, 2007 and 2006 vintages. The elegance and purity of these wines reflects the care and precision taken by Nicolas and his team – one look at the tasting table here and you know that you are in for a treat!

Final Barsac wine tastings to follow are Château Liot and a real find, Château La Clotte-Cazalis. Bill Blatch