Tuesday, October 19, 2010

Chateau D'Armajan des Ormes Sauternes


Variety: Sauvignon Blanc
Producer: Cheateau D'Armajan Des Ormes
Vintage: 2003
Region: Bordeaux, France
Alcohol: 14.5%
Price: $30

Appearance: Clear, medium brown, long thick legs
Nose: Clean, pronounced, developing, nuts, caramel, creamy, vanilla, jam, apple
Palette: Medium-sweet, low acidity, no tannin, high alcohol, full body, smooth, soft, creamy, caramel, sugar, jam, fruits, long finish

I had this when I was down in Seattle. Sauterne is this super super sweet ice wine from France. It's hard to take more than a few sip before you get overwhelm by the sweetness. However, if you chill the wine in a freezer for awhile, then you get to experience all its complex and amazing flavours without the coyness. Yum! Good value too.

Quality: Outstanding! Ready to drink but can keep.

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