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Broustet, Barsac-Sauternes, 2013

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Broustet, Barsac-Sauternes, 2013

This Deuxième Grand Cru Classé estate is on the up: Seville oranges, dried apricots and barley sugar. "Sweet, creamy tropical fruit aromas. A tiny bit of leafiness, but it works, and there is plenty of waxy Sémillon... Read More

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Broustet, Barsac-Sauternes, 2013

ColourWhite

StyleSweet

RegionBordeaux

Sub RegionBarsac

GrowerBroustet

Grape VarietySemillon

Vintage2013

ABV13.5%

Bottle75cl

ClosureCork

CodeBRO113

Style

Sweet

Dry > Sweet

Semillon

Origins      

  • Bordeaux region

Characteristics   

  • Not strong flavour - pears? - but good weight
  • Can be very high-yielding (and therefore flavourless)
  • Affinity for oak
  • Thin-skinned: so vulnerable to rot (see below)
  • Often blended, with Sauvignon Blanc or...
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Broustet, Barsac-Sauternes, 2013

This Deuxième Grand Cru Classé estate is on the up: Seville oranges, dried apricots and barley sugar. "Sweet, creamy tropical fruit aromas. A tiny bit of leafiness, but it works, and there is plenty of waxy Sémillon character too. Well made - gets all the botrytis complexity, and retains essential balance. 17/20", Richard Hemming, MW, jancisrobinson.com, 18th April 2014. Now-2023

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