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. 1983 d'Yquem Dessert White 750 ml
    1983 d'Yquem - 750 ml
    97
    WS
    Availability: In Stock
    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, unbelievably concentrated and flavorful, yet superbly balanced.
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    - 750 ml
    $539.00
  2. 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
  3. 1990 d'Yquem Dessert White 750 ml
    1990 d'Yquem - 750 ml
    99
    RP
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    1990: 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 f..." Learn More
    - 750 ml
    $495.00
  4. 1996 d'Yquem Dessert White 750 ml
    1996 d'Yquem - 750 ml
    96
    WS
    Availability: In Stock
    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, taking off with honeysuckle, orange blossom and frangipane..." Learn More
    - 750 ml
    $369.00
  5. 2001 d'Yquem Dessert White 750 ml
    2001 d'Yquem - 750 ml
    100
    JS
    Availability: In Stock
    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 the impact, but then it’s dense and opulent like a Gra..." Learn More
    - 750 ml
    $649.00
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