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EPISODE #62
Producer Nick Nantell & Sauternes
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Wines of the Night

The 2015 Doisy-Vedrines has quite an intense nose, perhaps less fat and honeyed than recent vintages, more finesse if not quite capturing the same level of details as the Doisy-Daëne this year. The palate is very promising with layers of honeyed fruit tinged with white chocolate and almond, a lovely swagger about this Doisy-Vedrines that reminds me of great vintages such as 1989.

 

Wine Scores

Ben: 90

Tom: 90

Arvind: 88

Nick: 84

2003 Guiraud Sauternes ($50)

This is very sweet and rich on the nose, with toffee, honey and spices. Full-bodied, and thick honey. Spice, dried apricot and syrup flavors. Lasts for minutes on the palate. Big botrytis bomb. Best after 2010.

 

Wine Scores

Ben: 92

Tom: 91

Arvind: 91

Nick: 86

Luminous copper. Full and round and very opulent. Round and full and clean and open on the nose. Though not desperately subtle. More almonds on the nose. Very round, not especially complex but clean and bumptious and again with a slightly burnt undertow. Full finish, rather opulent and exciting. Already quite evolved.

 

Wine Scores

Ben: 91

Tom: 90

Arvind: 89

Nick: 89

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