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Professional Ratings: 96 The Wine Advocate, 95 Wine Spectator
Region: Sauternes and Barsac, Bordeaux, France
Varietal: Other Dessert
Item no. 86413
The year was marked by low rainfall and a heat wave in the first two weeks of August, with temperatures above 40°C. This made for an exceptionally early vintage.
This is a powerful, rich and concentrated vintage. The nose is intensely fruity with lots of spice and the palate combines elegance and richness. A good sugar/spice balance suggests that it is suitable for aging.
Before bottling, it retains its exceptional power with notes of vanilla and an amazingly long finish.
93-96 Points, Barrel Sample, Wine Advocate