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WTN: Not a bad sticky from Sauternes.

by Bob Parsons Alberta » Fri Dec 04, 2009 6:10 am

WTN: `03 Loupiac Chateau Gaudiet Sauternes.

Have the `01 in the cellar somewhere but found this in a local winebar. Certainly not a high-end wine, maybe $18 for 375 ml? The color is a pale gold/light honey almost. On the nose, floral/peach/dried apricots/butterscotch. Sweet and rich on the palate, so-so acidity, ripe peach and more honey. Could use more grip on the finish, sort of fades away. Right food might have helped however, baklava maybe? Not my cherry strudel!
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Re: WTN: Not a bad sticky from Sauternes.

by Tim York » Sun Dec 06, 2009 5:03 pm

Bob Parsons Alberta. wrote:WTN: `03 Loupiac Chateau Gaudiet Sauternes.

Right food might have helped however, baklava maybe? Not my cherry strudel!


That is one of the big problems with Bordeaux stickies. What is the right food? People say foie gras and roquefort. For me, it is too sticky for the former and kills any wines that follow. Perhaps a meal with nothing but foie gras and roquefort, both with the sticky would do the trick. It can also be good after the meal like a liqueur but better IMHO.

BTW, isn't Loupiac an appellation in its own right on the other side of the river opposite Sauternes?
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Re: WTN: Not a bad sticky from Sauternes.

by Bob Parsons Alberta » Mon Dec 07, 2009 4:24 am

You could be right Tim. I was confused at the time of writing!

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