2010 CHÂTEAU LAURETTE Saint Croix du Mont Entre Deux Mers Bordeaux France The luscious sweet pudding wine would be twice the price if from a grander appellation. A great alternative to the near neighbours from Sauternes.
2011 CHÂTEAU MONTEILS Cru Bourgeois Sauternes Bordeaux France Top quality Sauternes from this young winemaker and unusually good at this price level. Perhaps a little lighter in colour and weight than previous vintages but still amply rich and sweet with a creamy... (more info)
2010 MAS AMIEL Vintage Maury Domaine Mas Amiel Vin Doux Naturel France Vins Doux Naturel from very low yielding Grenache (i.e. red grapes) vines planted in the foothills of the Pyrenees. Mid-depth red colour, a very rich sweet nose of red fruits with a singe of burnt... (more info)
2003 CHÂTEAU GUIRAUD 1er Cru Classé Sauternes Bordeaux France Enormously rich, on the verge of veering into sugary rather than roundly rich, slightly barley sugary. But this is still a very good wine in its big very sweet style.
1990 VOUVRAY Moelleux Domaine Sylvain Gaudron Loire France Manual harvest, full ripeness 12° alcohol, 55 g/l residual sugar, with 4.8 g/l total acidity. Fully developed, but it has a kind of restrained intensity. Very pure and subtle, lovely fresh length.
2000 RIVESALTES AMBRÉ Le Serrat Domaine Sarda-Malet Vin Doux Naturel France Half-bottles Very rich but not stupidly sweet. A slightly sherried, oxidised flavour palette, complex and amazingly balanced. "The best wine with Stilton" says Jérôme Malet, and the very idea makes one's mouth... (more info)