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 750 ml
    1967 d'Yquem - 750 ml
    100
    WS
    Availability: Available Soon
    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. Powerful, yet it seems weightless on the palate, almost ..." Learn More
    - 750 ml
    $2,310.00
  2. 1981 d'Yquem Dessert White 750 ml
    1981 d'Yquem - 750 ml
    90
    RP
    Availability: Available Soon
    The 1981 is certainly an outstanding Yquem, but it will not be considered one of this property's greatest efforts. Light golden, with a moderately intense bouquet of spicy, vanillin oak, fresh melons, and tropical fruit, this full-bodied Yq..." Learn More
    - 750 ml
    $510.00
  3. 1982 d'Yquem Dessert White 750 ml
    1982 d'Yquem - 750 ml
    92
    RP
    Availability: Available Soon
    1982 is a very forward style of d'Yquem, plump, succulent, with honeyed pineapple, peach, and apricot flavors, exhibiting some, but not a great deal of botrytis. In the mouth, it is massive, thick, and almost as impressive as the 1983...a g..." Learn More
    - 750 ml
    $530.00
  4. 1983 d'Yquem Dessert White 750 ml
    1983 d'Yquem - 750 ml
    96
    RP
    Availability: In Stock
    The 1983 is among the most concentrated wines from this property over the last 20 years, with a staggering display of extract and a mind-boggling amount of glycerin...will last for almost 100 years...At present, the 1983 is enormous, with h..." Learn More
    - 750 ml
    $539.00
  5. 1983 d'Yquem Dessert White 750 ml
    1983 d'Yquem - 750 ml
    96
    RP
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    The 1983 is among the most concentrated wines from this property over the last 20 years, with a staggering display of extract and a mind-boggling amount of glycerin...will last for almost 100 years...At present, the 1983 is enormous, with h..." Learn More
    - 750 ml
    $539.00
  6. 1986 d'Yquem Dessert White 750 ml
    1986 d'Yquem - 750 ml
    98
    RP
    Availability: Available Soon
    There is no other wine in the world like it, and there is no other luxury wine that can possibly justify its price as much as Yquem. The remarkable amount of painstaking labor necessary to produce the nectar known as Yquem is almost impossi..." Learn More
    - 750 ml
    $640.00
  7. 1986 Climens Dessert White 750 ml
    1986 Climens - 750 ml
    97
    RP-NM
    Availability: Available Soon
    A totally compelling Climens and to my mind, every bit as good as the 1988, the 1986 is probably the best Climens made since their spectacular 1971. It is still light gold in color, with an expansive bouquet of new oak, oranges, pineapples,..." Learn More
    - 750 ml
    $195.00
  8. 1988 d'Yquem Dessert White 750 ml
    1988 d'Yquem - 750 ml
    99
    RP
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    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 full body, layers of highly concentrated, extracted flavors, co..." Learn More
    - 750 ml
    $500.00
  9. 1989 d'Yquem Dessert White 375 ml
    1989 d'Yquem - 375 ml
    98
    RP
    Availability: In Stock
    ...One the outstanding Yquem's of the modern age, this '89 rarely disappoints. It has a limpid amber/golden colour. The nose is exuberant, just soaring from the glass with acacia honey, orange-blossom, apricots, quince and a touch of wild h..." Learn More
    - 375 ml
    $199.00
  10. 1989 d'Yquem Dessert White 750 ml
    1989 d'Yquem - 750 ml
    98
    RP
    Availability: In Stock
    ...One the outstanding Yquem's of the modern age, this '89 rarely disappoints. It has a limpid amber/golden colour. The nose is exuberant, just soaring from the glass with acacia honey, orange-blossom, apricots, quince and a touch of wild h..." Learn More
    - 750 ml
    $425.00
  11. 1990 Coutet Dessert White 375 ml
    - 375 ml
    $99.95
  12. 1990 d'Yquem Dessert White 750 ml
    1990 d'Yquem - 750 ml
    99
    RP
    Availability: Available Soon
    An extraordinary effort, Yquem's 1990 is a rich and fabulously superb, sweet wine. This wine also possesses lots of elegance and finesse. The wine's medium gold color is accompanied by an exceptionally sweet nose of honeyed tropical fruits,..." Learn More
    - 750 ml
    $495.00
  13. 1994 d'Yquem Dessert White 375 ml
    - 375 ml
    $245.00
  14. 1995 La Tour Blanche Dessert White 750 ml
    - 750 ml
    $99.95
  15. 1996 d'Yquem Dessert White 750 ml
    1996 d'Yquem - 750 ml
    95
    RP
    Availability: In Stock
    Compared with the flamboyant aromatics of the 1997, Yquem's 1996 plays it closer to the vest, although there is a lot going on. Light gold with a tight but promising nose of roasted hazelnuts intermixed with creme brulee, vanilla beans, hon..." Learn More
    - 750 ml
    $369.00
  16. 1996 d'Yquem Dessert White 750 ml
    1996 d'Yquem - 750 ml
    95
    RP
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    Compared with the flamboyant aromatics of the 1997, Yquem's 1996 plays it closer to the vest, although there is a lot going on. Light gold with a tight but promising nose of roasted hazelnuts intermixed with creme brulee, vanilla beans, hon..." Learn More
    - 750 ml
    $369.00
  17. 1996 d'Yquem Dessert White 375 ml
    1996 d'Yquem - 375 ml
    95
    RP
    Availability: In Stock
    Compared with the flamboyant aromatics of the 1997, Yquem's 1996 plays it closer to the vest, although there is a lot going on. Light gold with a tight but promising nose of roasted hazelnuts intermixed with creme brulee, vanilla beans, hon..." Learn More
    - 375 ml
    $159.00
  18. 1997 d'Yquem Dessert White 750 ml
    1997 d'Yquem - 750 ml
    96
    RP
    Availability: Available Soon
    A sensational Yquem, 1997 may be this estate's finest effort since 1990 (although I would not discount the 1996 turning out to be nearly as good). The 1997's light gold color is accompanied a gorgeous perfume of caramel, honeysuckle, peach,..." Learn More
    - 750 ml
    $390.00
  19. 1997 Rieussec Dessert White 750 ml
    - 750 ml
    $99.95
  20. 1998 d'Yquem Dessert White 750 ml
    1998 d'Yquem - 750 ml
    95
    ST
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    The 1998 Yquem (95 points) is a great success. Made in an elegant style...It is well-delineated, with wonderfully sweet aromas of creme brulee, pineapples, apricots, and white flowers. Medium to full-bodied...it is gorgeously pure, precise,..." Learn More
    - 750 ml
    $370.00
  21. 1999 d'Yquem Dessert White 750 ml
    - 750 ml
    $370.00
  22. 2001 d'Yquem Dessert White 375 ml
    2001 d'Yquem - 375 ml
    100
    RP
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    There are 10,000 cases of this perfect sweet white Bordeaux. The 2001 Yquem reveals a hint of green in its light gold color. While somewhat reticent aromatically, with airing, it offers up honeyed tropical fruit, orange marmalade, pineapple..." Learn More
    - 375 ml
    $500.00
  23. 2001 Rieussec Dessert White 750 ml
    2001 Rieussec - 750 ml
    100
    WS
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    Like lemon curd on the nose, turning to honey and caramel. Full-bodied and very sweet, with fantastic concentration of ripe and botrytized fruit, yet balanced and refined. Electric acidity. Lasts for minutes on the palate. This is absolutel..." Learn More
    - 750 ml
    $195.00
  24. 2001 d'Yquem Dessert White 1.5L
    2001 d'Yquem - 1.5L
    100
    RP
    Availability: Available Soon
    There are 10,000 cases of this perfect sweet white Bordeaux. The 2001 Yquem reveals a hint of green in its light gold color. While somewhat reticent aromatically, with airing, it offers up honeyed tropical fruit, orange marmalade, pineapple..." Learn More
    - 1.5L
    $1,530.00
  25. 2001 Lafaurie Peyraguey Dessert White 750 ml
    2001 Lafaurie Peyraguey - 750 ml
    96
    RP
    Availability: Available Soon
    This superb, light to medium gold/green-hued Sauternes is a full-bodied, opulent, enormously endowed, moderately sweet offering with plenty of pineapple, peach, caramel, and smoky new oak characteristics. With great viscosity as well as ric..." Learn More
    - 750 ml
    $74.95
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