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Barton & Guestier 2010 Sauternes Dessert Wine - Gold Label - $30 (Gainesville)

condition: new
make / manufacturer: Barton & Guestier
model name / number: Sauternes
SÉMILLON-SAUVIGNON BLANC BLEND (80%/20%)
This is a delicious white dessert wine from the Sauternes region of France. A rich, gorgeous wine with aromas and flavors of orange and apricot and a long, lingering finish. Perfect with Foie Gras, roast chicken, blue cheeses and desserts. Selling three 750 mL bottles at $30 PER bottle. These would make a wonderful gift for anyone who enjoys fine wines. You won't find this vintage at this price anywhere else!

Sauternes, France 40 miles (65km) south of Bordeaux city, is a village famous for its high-quality sweet wines. Although some wineries here produce dry wines, they sell them under appellations other than the sweet-specific Sauternes appellation. The village is surrounded on all sides by vineyards, the best of which produce some of the world's most prestigious, long-lived and expensive dessert wines. A half-bottle of top-quality, aged Sauternes wine from a good vintage can command prices in excess of $1000.

The classic Sauternes wine has an intense golden color (darker than most other dessert wines), which turns a deep amber as it ages in bottle. The aromas include blossom and stone fruit, with a hint of honeysuckle – the trademark of botrytized wines. The best wines balance sweetness with acidity, concentration with freshness, and power with elegance.

Yellow fruit and honey aromas give this wine a fine, perfumed start. The palate is sweet, with an edge of boytrytis. Fragrant honey and peach flavors come with a line of acidity. This Sauternes wine has received good scores from various critics: the 2010 vintage was given a score of 90 by Wine & Spirits Magazine.

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