Best Sauternes Wine

Sauternes is the name of a region in the Graves district of southern Bordeaux, France as well as the namesake of the dessert wine made there.

The wine is made by blending semillon, sauvignon blanc and muscadelle grapes, all affected by “noble rot” (botrytis cinerea) that concentrates their sweetness. Sauternes is a smooth, creamy wine with flavors of apricot, peach, pineapple and vanilla.

It can be paired with cheeses, desserts, egg dishes and nuts. The classic pairing is with foie gras.

My reviews of these best value Sauternes wines are updated weekly. These Sauternes wines offer great taste at a good price. You'll find food pairings for Sauternes in my wine matcher. This is just a sampling of my reviews, but you can get all of them when you join my wine community.
 

Château Lafaurie-Peyraguey Sauternes, 1Er Cru 2007
A.C., Bordeaux, France
Stunning concentration of apricot preserves and honeyed richness. Perfect after-dinner drink. Alcohol: 13.5%  Sweetness: Sweet  375 ml  Drink: 2011‐2020  Best Dessert Wine  Price: $37.00 Score: 95/100

This wine was reviewed October 29, 2011 by Natalie MacLean

LCBO: 99804  Check Stock
 

Chateau De Fargues 2007
Sauternes, Bordeaux, France
Gorgeous elixir of apricot preserves yet saved from being cloying by a lovely seam of acidity. Aromas of fresh, fleshy quince rolled gently in brown sugar: what a delightful dessert wine that seems to get better every year! Gorgeously seductive aromas and flavour of honey, pear preserves, quince jelly and apricot blossom. Luscious, rich and round with a mouth-filling texture and a hedonistic length that keeps on giving. Beautiful cinnamon sprinkled apple pie cooling on a country cottage window on the finish. There's a long, lingering lemon meringue finish. Lovely! Alcohol: 13%  Sweetness: Sweet  375 ml  Drink: 2012‐2015  Price: $65.75 Score: 97/100

This wine was reviewed September 12, 2013 by Natalie MacLean

LCBO: 98376  Check Stock
 

Château Filhot 2E Cru 2007
A.C., Sauternes, Bordeaux, France
Beautiful concentrated sunshine after a spring rainstorm. Sweet peach preserves and honeyed goodness. Layers of pleasure. Alcohol: 13.5%  Sweetness: Sweet  375 ml  Drink: 2011‐2020  Top Rated Dessert Wine  Price: $22.00 Score: 94/100

This wine was reviewed July 9, 2011 by Natalie MacLean

LCBO: 97907  Check Stock
 

Château De Rayne-Vigneau 1Er Cru 2007
A.C., Sauternes, Bordeaux, France
Amazing! Gorgeous concentration of flavours with ripe fleshy apricot, peach preserves and marmalade. Yum! Alcohol: 13.5%  Sweetness: Sweet  375 ml  Drink: 2011‐2020  Price: $31.00 Score: 94/100

This wine was reviewed October 1, 2011 by Natalie MacLean

LCBO: 98236  Check Stock
 

Château Guiraud 1Er Cru 2007
A.C., Sauternes, Bordeaux, France
Superb: everything you want in a dessert wine and a dinner companion. Apricot richness and marmalade. Gorgeous depth and texture. Alcohol: 13.5%  Sweetness: Sweet  375 ml  Drink: 2011‐2020  Top Rated Dessert Wine  Price: $39.00 Score: 94/100

This wine was reviewed October 15, 2011 by Natalie MacLean

LCBO: 98582  Check Stock
 


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