Special parcel of magnificent Sauternes from a First Growth estate. We can't tell you the name, but it really is one of the finest. Honeyed apricot, spice and nutty complexity, with a taut backbone of citrus freshness. Great now, terrific to cellar.
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Luscious, long and honeyed, spice, apricot. Very tight and fresh still
Hints of honey, tropical fruit, roasted nuts, spice, lemon
Our winemaker-buyer, Jean-Marc Sauboua, is a very popular fellow. When a top-drawer Bordeaux estate – that is First Growth, possibly Second – has a parcel they want to clear discreetly, it’s J-M they call. The cuvées are originally destined for the Grand Vin. So, they are from the same vines, tended with the same care, but are those that don’t quite make the final cut. This is one from a First Growth Sauternes property that we can’t name, but it's the absolute pinnacle of finesse. What’s more, LC was the last vat to be excluded in the vintage ‘taste-through’, so was very, very nearly included in the Grand Vin. Mostly Sémillon with a dash of Sauvignon, every grape botrytised and fermented slowly in new oak. Gorgeously rich, honeyed and long.
"Perhaps my finest buying coup of the year. LC will repay your patience - a sweet wine to tuck away"
Jean-Marc Sauboua Buyer for Bordeaux
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