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d’Yquem v Rieussec; Chateau d’Yquem 1989 and Chateau Rieussec 1988

The rather fortunate opportunity arose to taste two Sauternes wines blind together from two grand estates – Chateau d’Yquem and Chateau Rieussec.  The results were very interesting.  Would the d’Yquem be an unassailable beacon of Sauternes quality?  Would it justify being five times the price of the Rieussec?  Does label matter?  Would the vintage make…Continue readingd’Yquem v Rieussec; Chateau d’Yquem 1989 and Chateau Rieussec 1988

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d’Arenberg dessert wine 4 ways

d’Arenberg produce four different dessert wines and it was very interesting to taste them together.  Well, not literally together of course, but sequentially.  They are each $20 and from the 2015 vintage, and made respectively from riesling, chardonnay/semillon/viognier, semillon/sauvignon blanc and viognier/arneis.  As appears customary for d’Arenberg, the naming pushes boundaries and here I will…Continue readingd’Arenberg dessert wine 4 ways