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  • 2001 Château Rieussec – France, Bordeaux, Sauternais, Sauternes (12/11/2019)
    WIML100

    Tasted from 375ml format. Tasted non blind. Followed over 90 minutes.

    Amber color in the glass, clear looking throughout. Intoxicating nose of honey, dried apricot, fresh ground ginger, a dash of white pepper and a drop of rich and fragrant sorghum. Clean, fresh and full flavors of honey, ginger snaps, lemon curd and almond paste. Bright acidity, full bodied. Perfectly balanced and harmonious to the core. Mouth coasting without even a tiny bit of cloying. Simply perfect. Drink or hold. No rush. (100 points)

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  • 1981 Château d’Yquem – France, Bordeaux, Sauternais, Sauternes (10/5/2019)
    WIML95

    Tasted non blind.

    Gold to amber color in the glass, clear looking throughout. Nose of apricot, honey and quince. Flavors of honey, candied orange, almost paste and sweet apricots. Bright acidity, full bodied. Drink or hold. (95 points)

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  • 2001 Château Suduiraut – France, Bordeaux, Sauternais, Sauternes (9/28/2019)
    WIML97

    Tasted non blind. Opened and served immediately. Followed over about an hour.

    Yellow, slightly gold looking in the glass, clear looking throughout. Nose of honeysuckle, apricot, orange foam and crushed almonds. Flavors of honey, lemon drops, lychee syrup and dried orange slices. Bright acidity, full bodied. Drink or hold. (97 points)

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  • 2011 Château Guiraud – France, Bordeaux, Sauternais, Sauternes (2/10/2019)
    WIML94

    Tasted non blind.

    Light yellow to yellow color in the glass, clear looking throughout. Nose of pineapple, lychee and honeysuckle. Flavors of honey, simple syrup and lemon drop. Bright acidity, full bodied. Drink or hold. (94 points)

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  • 2001 Château Rabaud-Promis – France, Bordeaux, Sauternais, Sauternes (10/6/2018)
    WIML95

    Served from 375 ml format.

    Tasted non blind. Opened and served immediately. Followed over about 90 minutes.

    Dark yellow to light gold color in the glass, clear looking throughout. Nose of lychee, honey, creme brulee and lemon curd. Flavors on honey, grilled pineapple, soaked pears and mixed tropical fruit cup. Bright acidity, full bodied. Drink or hold.

    I must say, this bottle was stunning. Drinking well over pay grade. (95 points)

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  • 2001 Château Lafaurie-Peyraguey – France, Bordeaux, Sauternais, Sauternes (6/6/2018)
    WIML95

    Tasted non blind. Opened and served immediately. Served from 375ml.

    Light yellow to yellow color in the glass, clear looking throughout. Nose of lychee, apricot and light nose of Windex lemon wax. Flavors of peach, dried lemon and apricot. Medium to bright acidity, full bodied. Drink or hold. (95 points)

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  • 2001 Château Lafaurie-Peyraguey – France, Bordeaux, Sauternais, Sauternes (1/4/2017)
    WIML95

    Tasted non blind. Served from 375 ml format.

    Light yellow to yellow color in the glass, clear looking throughout. Nose of lychee, orange foam, almond and quince. Rich flavors of candied orange slices, honey and kumquat. Medium to bold acidity, full bodied. Rich and unctuous on the palate without being cloying. Could be a real stunner some day. Drink or hold but you’re definitely in no rush. Should continue to evolve in bottle for another decade if not more. (95 points)

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