Tag Archives: Sauternes

• OMG Amazing Bordeaux tasting coming up. Do not miss!

OMG Amazing Bordeaux tasting coming up. Do not miss!

The Grand Cercle des Vins de Bordeaux, a completely new association, came into existence thanks to the aim of Alain Raynaud, its president and founder, to bring together in one entity the wines of the Right and Left Banks. The Cercle Rive Droite, established in July 2002, has represented for the past 10 years a […]

• Bad Year. No 2012 Vintage for Yquem

Bad Year. No 2012 Vintage for Yquem

Château d’Yquem has announced that it will not be producing a Sauternes this year. According to Agence France Presse, the estate’s director Pierre Lurton said the quality was “insufficient”. Lurton continued: “We did everything we could but, sadly, nothing came together despite our efforts, despite our great terroir. “A brand such as Yquem must know […]

• Suduiraut launches Sauternes for younger audience

Suduiraut launches Sauternes for younger audience

Château Suduiraut has launched a new style of Sauternes to attract a younger consumer. The wine, called Les Lions de Suduiraut, is made from grapes affected by noble rot, but is described as “fresher and fruitier than its traditional counterparts”. It is also being pitched as an aperitif while “having the depth and gravitas to […]

• Decanter publishes ratings for exceptional Bordeaux 2010 vintage

Decanter publishes ratings for exceptional Bordeaux 2010 vintage

The Decanter team – Steven Spurrier in the Medoc and Graves, James Lawther on the Right Bank, and Michel Bettane in Sauternes – give their verdicts on one of the most talked-about vintages of the last 10 years. All are unequivocal: Bordeaux 2010 is an exceptional vintage. ‘Only time will tell if it is better […]

• China begins Yquem love affair

China begins Yquem love affair

Château d’Yquem could finally be emerging as a preferred fine wine brand in the Far East according to merchant Bordeaux Index, which has just sold 600 bottles and 1,200 half bottles in a single trade to a Chinese buyer. The famous LVMH-owned Sauternes has for some time been tipped as a must-have label in Asia, […]

• A Rare Peek Inside the World's Most Exclusive Wine Domaine in Burgundy

A Rare Peek Inside the World's Most Exclusive Wine Domaine in Burgundy

At No. 1, Rue Derrière le Four in Vosne-Romanée, the midafternoon sun catches the courtyard, casting a shadow across its white-washed walls, briefly illuminating a small oval-shaped plaque that sits atop a pair of burgundy-colored gates. Against the light one can just make out the letters “RC”—the one clue as to what lies behind. It […]