Sauternes

Sauternes is where arguably the world's finest sweet white wines are produced. The appellation consists of five communes: Barsac, Preignac, Bommes, Fargues and Sauternes itself. It literally has an atmosphere all of its own, a specific mesoclimate of evening autumn mists which linger until well into the following day. The result is an ideal environment for the growth of the mould botrytis cinerea.

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Sauternes is where arguably the world's finest sweet white wines are produced. The Sauternes appellation actually consists of five communes: Barsac, Preignac, Bommes, Fargues and Sauternes itself. Barsac is also an appellation in its own right.

Sauternes literally has an atmosphere different from any of the other major communes. At the southern tip of the Graves,close to the Garonne, not only is the land hillier and decidedly more bucolic but it also enjoys a specific mesoclimate of evening autumn mists which linger until well into the following day, unless burnt off by warm sunshine.

The mists are caused by the cool, spring-fed waters of the Ciron River meeting the warmer tidal Garonne, and the result is an ideal environment for the growth of the mould botrytis cinerea. When its arrival is felicitous, it feeds on the water in the ripe grapes, dehydrating them and leaving sweet, shriveled fruit.

Other regions in Bordeaux (ie Cadillac, Loupiac) produce wines in a similar style from the same method, but none achieve the profundity and complexity of Sauternes.

Recommended Châteaux : Ch. D'Yquem, Ch. Climens (Barsac), Ch. Suduiraut, Ch. Rieussec,  Sigalas- Rabaud, Ch. Coutet (Barsac), Ch. de Fargues, Ch. Lafaurie-Peyraguey, Ch. Doisy-Védrines (Barsac), Chateau Partarrieu, La Tour Blanche

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Chateau Guiraud, Drink now,

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£14.50

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£195.75 Saving £21.75

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£158.85
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£814.80

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£666.00
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Chateau d'Yquem, For laying down,

Case price (Magnum 1 x 150cl)

£584.80

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£483.00

Case price (D. Magnum 1 x 300cl)

£851.60

D. Magnum 1 x 300cl 1cs

£701.01

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£1,500.00

H/Bottle 12 x 37.5cl 1cs

£1,650.00

Bottle 6 x 75cl 1cs

£1,500.00

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£440.00
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Chateau Rieussec, For laying down,

Bottle 6 x 75cl 4cs

£250.00
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Chateau d'Yquem, For laying down,

H/Bottle 6 x 37.5cl 2cs

£900.00

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£1,895.00

Bottle 3 x 75cl 1cs

£750.00

Bottle 3 x 75cl 2cs

£898.00

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£1,000.00
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Chateau d'Yquem, For laying down,

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£1,650.00

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£500.00
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Chateau Rieussec, For laying down,

H/Bottle 12 x 37.5cl 1cs

£258.00

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£150.00

Bottle 6 x 75cl 1cs

£178.00

Bottle 6 x 75cl 1cs

£180.00

Bottle 6 x 75cl 1cs

£190.00

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£400.00
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Chateau Suduiraut, For laying down,

H/Bottle 12 x 37.5cl 1cs

£320.00

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£380.00

Bottle 6 x 75cl 1cs

£549.99
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Chateau Guiraud, For laying down,

H/Bottle 12 x 37.5cl 1cs

£180.00
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Chateau Suduiraut, Ready, but will keep,

H/Bottle 24 x 37.5cl 1cs

£770.00

H/Bottle 24 x 37.5cl 1cs

£775.00

H/Bottle 24 x 37.5cl 1cs

£780.00

H/Bottle 24 x 37.5cl 1cs

£988.00

Bottle 12 x 75cl 1cs

£695.00
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Chateau Suduiraut, Ready, but will improve,
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H/Bottle 12 x 37.5cl 1cs

£246.00

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£270.00

H/Bottle 12 x 37.5cl 1cs

£324.99
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Chateau d'Yquem, Ready, but will keep,

H/Bottle 12 x 37.5cl 1cs

£1,700.00

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£2,000.00
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Chateau Guiraud, Ready, but will keep,

Bottle 12 x 75cl 2cs

£480.00
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Chateau Suduiraut, For laying down,

Bottle 6 x 75cl 1cs

£240.00
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Chateau d'Yquem, For laying down,

H/Bottle 12 x 37.5cl 1cs

£1,700.00

Bottle 6 x 75cl 1cs

£1,650.00
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Chateau d'Yquem, Ready, but will keep,
New To BBX

Bottle 6 x 75cl 1cs

£1,025.00

Bottle 6 x 75cl 1cs

£1,030.00

Bottle 6 x 75cl 1cs

£1,150.00
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Bottle 6 x 75cl 1cs

£1,200.00
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Chateau d'Yquem, Ready, but will improve,

H/Bottle 12 x 37.5cl 2cs

£2,600.00

H/Bottle 12 x 37.5cl 1cs

£2,725.00

Bottle 6 x 75cl 1cs

£2,290.00
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Bottle 12 x 75cl 1cs

£5,000.00
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Chateau Suduiraut, For laying down,

H/Bottle 24 x 37.5cl 3cs

£800.00
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Chateau Guiraud, For laying down,

H/Bottle 24 x 37.5cl 1cs

£395.00
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Chateau Rieussec, For laying down,

Bottle 12 x 75cl 2cs

£330.00
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Chateau Guiraud, For laying down,

Bottle 6 x 75cl 1cs

£300.00
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Chateau Suduiraut, For laying down,

H/Bottle 12 x 37.5cl 1cs

£300.00

Bottle 6 x 75cl 1cs

£210.00

Bottle 6 x 75cl 1cs

£245.00
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Chateau d'Yquem, For laying down,

H/Bottle 12 x 37.5cl 1cs

£2,000.00

H/Bottle 12 x 37.5cl 4cs

£2,105.00
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Chateau Rieussec, Drink now,

H/Bottle 24 x 37.5cl 1cs

£395.00
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