Sauternes Wines

Sauternes Wines

The Sauternes Wine

The white wines of Bordeaux are sometimes sadly looked over, as the region is primarily known for their almost absurdly powerful and delicious reds. However, if you like a refreshing, sweet treat on a late summer evening or you wish to complete your journey through Bordeaux’s finest wines, you should not skip a Sauternes bottle or two. Made from a carefully balanced mixture of Semillon, Sauvignon Blanc and Muscadelle grape varietals, this wine boasts an almost supernatural sweetness. This sugary nature can be attributed to the presence of noble rot that can cause the grapes to visually resemble raisins in a way.

We would completely understand if a single taste of fine Sauternes brought visible tears of joy to your eyes, as the flavor is just that magnificent. As you swirl the liquid gold in your mouth, an orchestral performance echoes on, with a grounding double bass of honey and the sharpness and acidity of a passionate violin solo. Notes of peach, apricot and nut punctuate the experience, sending you sky-high with inspiration and pure, emotional bliss.

If you’re looking for a place to start exploring Sauternes, allow us to point the way. It is our raison d'être to point you towards the most awe-inspiring, glorious wines this region has to offer, and if you’ve ever doubted the untouchable prestige of Bordeaux, those doubts will be swiftly quaffed under a torrential avalanche of flavor and emotion. Let us open the door to a whole new world together.
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  1. 1967 d'yquem Dessert White
    1967 d'Yquem
    100
    WS
    From one of the 20th century's celebrated vintages for Yquem, this bottle stands up to all the hype--unforgettable for its purity, elegance, harmony, its 'total' everything. Powerf..." Learn More
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    As low as $1,625.00
  2. 1975 d'yquem Dessert White
    1975 d'Yquem
    99
    RP
    The 1975 may turn out to be the greatest of the modern-day Yquems. When fully mature in another 25-30 years, it may rival the extraordinary 1937 and 1921. This wine continues to ev..." Learn More
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    As low as $999.00
  3. 1983 d'yquem Dessert White
    1983 d'Yquem
    97
    WS
    Utterly magnificent, a very great wine, certainly the best Yquem since 1975 . Every sip brings out another set of nuances, and the aftertaste goes on forever. Deep gold, unbelievab..." Learn More
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    As low as $539.00
  4. 1988 d'yquem Dessert White
    1988 d'Yquem
    99
    RP
    The 1988 is a backward-styled Yquem, built along the lines of the extraordinary 1975. With a honeyed, smoky, orange/coconut/pineapple-scented nose, this powerful wine possesses ful..." Learn More
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    As low as $299.00
  5. 1989 d'yquem Dessert White
    1989 d'Yquem
    98
    VM
    The 1989 Yquem is probably the best and most consistent of the triumvirate at the end of the decade. Two bottles tasted at 30 years of age give me no reason to alter that opinion. ..." Learn More
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    As low as $289.00
  6. 1990 suduiraut sauternes Dessert White
    1990 Suduiraut Sauternes
    95
    WS
    Botrytis bomb. Gold color. Loads of spicy, almondand toffee character with pineapple fruit. Full-bodied, very sweet and very, very ripe. Blistering long finish. A bit rustic, but a..." Learn More
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    As low as $95.00
  7. 1996 d'yquem Dessert White
    1996 d'Yquem
    96
    WS
    This leans toward the tropical side, with mango and guava notes out front, while maple, date, blood orange and citrus oil flavors fill in behind. The finish kicks into another gear..." Learn More
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    As low as $369.00
  8. 1997 doisy daene cuvee l'extravagance Dessert White
    1997 Doisy Daene Cuvee L'Extravagance
    98
    RP
    This limited production cuvee (produced only in the greatest vintages) is spectacular. The 1997 (100% Semillon) contains 20% residual sugar, and a well-hidden 14.5% alcohol. The wi..." Learn More
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    As low as $189.00
  9. 2001 suduiraut sauternes Dessert White
    2001 Suduiraut Sauternes
    98
    RP
    A prodigious effort, possibly the finest Suduiraut since 1959, the medium gold-colored 2001 offers notes of creme brulee, caramelized citrus, Grand Marnier, honeysuckle, and other ..." Learn More
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  10. 2001 d'yquem Dessert White
    2001 d'Yquem
    100
    JS
    What a pure wine, with honey, caramel, cooked apple, bon bon, and pear tart. Dried apricots and peaches develop with time in the glass. What a palate, it is very sweet and rich at ..." Learn More
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    As low as $389.00
  11. 2003 doisy daene cuvee l'extravagance Dessert White
    2003 Doisy Daene Cuvee L'Extravagance
    96-99
    RP
    Space limitations preclude including tasting notes. 2003 is a rich, sweet vintage of powerful, full-bodied wines that possess huge levels of glycerin, alcohol, and residual sugar.R..." Learn More
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    As low as $235.00
  12. 2005 lafaurie peyraguey Dessert White
    2005 Lafaurie Peyraguey
    95
    JS
    This is powerful and racy with lots of class. Full body, very sweet with lots of spicy botrytis character. Intense. Drink or hold.James Suckling | 95 JSClassic Sauternes, treading ..." Learn More
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    As low as $29.99
  13. 2007 suduiraut sauternes Dessert White
    2007 Suduiraut Sauternes
    97
    WE
    Powered by dry botrytis, this is a wine with immense potential. It has weight, complexity and richness, all under the cloak of botrytis. To leaven the power, there is acidity, but ..." Learn More
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    As low as $34.99
  14. 2007 d'yquem Dessert White
    2007 d'Yquem
    98+
    RP
    Pale to medium gold colored, the 2007 d'Yquem delivers powerful scents of tropical fruits—dried mangoes and pineapple paste—accented by acacia honey, toasted almonds an..." Learn More
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    As low as $395.00
  15. 2010 d'yquem Dessert White
    2010 d'Yquem
    98+
    JG
    (Château d’Yquem (Sauternes)) The 2010 Château d’Yquem is an utterly stunning young wine and a very worthy follow-up to the magical wine produced at this es..." Learn More
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    As low as $249.00
  16. 2010 rieussec Dessert White
    2010 Rieussec
    96
    VM
    The 2010 Rieussec is slightly more backwards on the nose. It is very focused with almond, saffron, orange pith and dried honey aromas that gain intensity with aeration. The palate ..." Learn More
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    As low as $59.95
  17. Mixe Riedel Cabernet Magnum Decanter (Sokolin Engraved)
    Mixe Riedel Cabernet Magnum Decanter (Sokolin Engraved)
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