Sauternes & Barsac

With so many mature back-vintages available on the market for little more than what was originally paid en primeur, I'm afraid it's hard to make a convincing case to buy in 2019 unless you are marking a special occasion like an anniversary or christening. Otherwise, it may be better to look through our current stock of back vintages on the Fine Wine List or contact the private client team via email if you would like something specific.

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L&S Recommendations

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2020 CHÂTEAU SUDUIRAUT 1er Cru Classé Sauternes

2020 CHÂTEAU SUDUIRAUT 1er Cru Classé Sauternes

Release date: 20/5/2021

The 2020 Suduiraut is a powerful, heady wine. Embryonic today, it possesses tremendous depth and intensity from start to finish. Dried pear, chamomile, mint and dried flowers gradually emerge, butThe 2020 Suduiraut is a powerful, heady wine. Embryonic today, it possesses tremendous depth and intensity from start to finish. Dried pear, chamomile, mint and dried flowers gradually emerge, but the 2020 is going to need quite a bit of time to fully come together. Even so, its potential is evident. A superb Sauternes in the making. Drinking range: 2030 - 2045 Rating: 94-97 Antonio Galloni, www.vinous.com (Jun 2021)

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2020 CHÂTEAU COUTET 1er Cru Classé Barsac

2020 CHÂTEAU COUTET 1er Cru Classé Barsac

Release date: 17/5/2021

95% Sémillon, 4% Sauvignon Blanc, 1% Muscadelle. Cask sample. 18 months in oak envisaged. No information on yield. Greenish hint to the golden hue. Very classic with a botrytis note and some real95% Sémillon, 4% Sauvignon Blanc, 1% Muscadelle. Cask sample. 18 months in oak envisaged. No information on yield. Greenish hint to the golden hue. Very classic with a botrytis note and some real freshness. Weight and integrity here with a savoury, even bacon-fat, finish. Not one of the sweetest wines, or what I probably mean is that the acidity is more pronounced than in many of its peers. Sleek and fresh. But probably for relatively early drinking. 13.5% Drinking range: 2024 - 2038 Rating: 17+ Jancis Robinson OBE MW - www.JancisRobinson.com (Apr 2021)

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2020 CHÂTEAU DOISY VÉDRINES 2ème Cru Classé Barsac

2020 CHÂTEAU DOISY VÉDRINES 2ème Cru Classé Barsac

Release date: 11/5/2021

This is another overtly tropical number with a lovely honeyed core and a floral appeal, too. Nice and clean and with frisky acidity, this is a delicious wine and it will drink well and also hold, too.This is another overtly tropical number with a lovely honeyed core and a floral appeal, too. Nice and clean and with frisky acidity, this is a delicious wine and it will drink well and also hold, too. Rating: 17.5+ Matthew Jukes www.matthewjukes.com (Jun 2021)

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2020 CHÂTEAU LAFAURIE PEYRAGUEY 1er Cru Classé Sauternes

2020 CHÂTEAU LAFAURIE PEYRAGUEY 1er Cru Classé Sauternes

Release date: 10/5/2021

This is a dense, layered Sauternes for the vintage, with lots of dried apple, peach and orange, as well as spicy undertones from the botrytis. It’s full-bodied and flavorful. Serious for the vintage.This is a dense, layered Sauternes for the vintage, with lots of dried apple, peach and orange, as well as spicy undertones from the botrytis. It’s full-bodied and flavorful. Serious for the vintage. Rating: 96-97 James Suckling, www.jamessuckling.com (Apr 2021)

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2020 CHÂTEAU DOISY DAËNE 2ème Cru Classé Barsac

2020 CHÂTEAU DOISY DAËNE 2ème Cru Classé Barsac

Release date: 10/5/2021

100% Sémillon (although there is Sauvignon Blanc and Muscadelle planted in the vineyard). 16 hl/ha. Picked in three to six passes through the vineyard by experienced pickers. Cask sample. Aged for 10100% Sémillon (although there is Sauvignon Blanc and Muscadelle planted in the vineyard). 16 hl/ha. Picked in three to six passes through the vineyard by experienced pickers. Cask sample. Aged for 10 months in barrel followed by nine months in tank. Coppery gold colour. Very exuberant on the nose and with dramatic, expressive botrytised fruit on the palate. Very rich but edgy and energetic too. Firm and fresh with a floral note. A modern Barsac! Impressive to have managed this quality and this (relatively) generous yield. 13.5% Drinking range: 2025 - 2045 Rating: 17 Jancis Robinson OBE MW - www.JancisRobinson.com (Apr 2021)

75cl bottles, wood case of 6

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2020 L'EXTRAVAGANT DE CHÂTEAU DOISY DAËNE 2ème Cru Classé Barsac

2020 L'EXTRAVAGANT DE CHÂTEAU DOISY DAËNE 2ème Cru Classé Barsac

The 2020 L’Extravagant de Doisy-Daëne has a very well-defined nose, one that is perhaps more restrained than other vintages at this stage. But it is wondrously pure, offering detailed yellow plum,The 2020 L’Extravagant de Doisy-Daëne has a very well-defined nose, one that is perhaps more restrained than other vintages at this stage. But it is wondrously pure, offering detailed yellow plum, quince and white flower scents. The palate, however, is where all the action is. It delivers a payload of honeyed fruit mixed with quince, peach and a touch of crème caramel. Displaying fabulous length and precision, this is a stunning Barsac. Drinking range: 2025 - 2065 Rating: 96-98 Neal Martin, www.vinous.com (May 2021)

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2020 CHÂTEAU GUIRAUD 1er Cru Classé Sauternes

2020 CHÂTEAU GUIRAUD 1er Cru Classé Sauternes

Spicy and intense with dried-apple, peach and some stone character. It’s medium-bodied and sweet, yet fresh and vivid.Spicy and intense with dried-apple, peach and some stone character. It’s medium-bodied and sweet, yet fresh and vivid. Rating: 94-95 James Suckling, www.jamessuckling.com (Apr 2021)

75cl bottles, wood case of 6

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2020 CHÂTEAU SIGALAS RABAUD 1er Cru Classé Sauternes
75cl bottles, wood case of 6

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