Sauternes & Barsac

The Sauternes appellation consists of 5 communes; Barsac, Preignac, Bommes, Fargues and Sauternes itself. Sauternes has a special, autumnal mesoclimate. In the evening, lingering mists are created by the cool, spring-fed waters of the Ciron River meeting those of the warmer, tidal Garonne.  This results in an ideal environment for the growth of the mould botrytis cinerea, which slowly de-hydrates the grapes, leaving behind only the solid components, such as sugars, fruit acids and minerals. This is known as “noble rot” and it results in fruit that creates wines of finesse, distinction and longevity, the pinnacle of which is Château d’Yquem.

Over time, the superior whites of Sauternes and Barsac have been pushed progressively further towards the far reaches of wine lists, particularly at restaurants. This is an unfortunate development as, historically, and owing to their immensely pleasurable, food-friendly levels of acidity, these were wines that were enjoyed as aperitifs, as well as throughout the entire course of a fine dining experience. 

Wine NameWine Vintage Region Rating Format Price per Format (£)
Y' Ygrec d'Yquem, Château d'Yquem Y' Ygrec d'Yquem, Château d'Yquem
2012

12 x 75cl
91-93 RP

£ 1,375

2012 Sauternes & Barsac 91-93 RP 12 x 75cl £ 1,375

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Château d'Yquem Château d'Yquem
2011

1 x 600cl
96-99 WS

£ 2,174

2011 Sauternes & Barsac 96-99 WS 1 x 600cl £ 2,174

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Château d'Yquem Château d'Yquem
2011

6 x 150cl
96-99 WS

£ 2,900

2011 Sauternes & Barsac 96-99 WS 6 x 150cl £ 2,900

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Château d'Yquem Château d'Yquem
2011

3 x 300cl
96-99 WS

£ 2,910

2011 Sauternes & Barsac 96-99 WS 3 x 300cl £ 2,910

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Château d'Yquem Château d'Yquem
2010

12 x 75cl
96-98 RP

£ 3,687

2010 Sauternes & Barsac 96-98 RP 12 x 75cl £ 3,687

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Château Rieussec Château Rieussec
2010

12 x 75cl
93-96 WS

£ 344

2010 Sauternes & Barsac 93-96 WS 12 x 75cl £ 344

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Château Clos Haut-Peyraguey Château Clos Haut-Peyraguey
2009

6 x 75cl

£ 200

2009 Sauternes & Barsac   6 x 75cl £ 200

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Château Clos Haut-Peyraguey Château Clos Haut-Peyraguey
2009

1 x 75cl

£ 33

2009 Sauternes & Barsac   1 x 75cl £ 33

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Château Clos Haut-Peyraguey Château Clos Haut-Peyraguey
2009

3 x 75cl

£ 100

2009 Sauternes & Barsac   3 x 75cl £ 100

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Château Suduiraut Château Suduiraut
2009

6 x 75cl
98 WA

£ 320

2009 Sauternes & Barsac 98 WA 6 x 75cl £ 320

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