Château Gilette

Bordeaux (Sauternes)

1954 Demi-Sec

1954 Demi-Sec

Varietals: Semillon 85-88%, Sauvignon Blanc 10%, Musadelle 2-5%

Soil type: Gravel and sand

Maturation: 17 years in concrete

Alcohol: 16.3%

Cases produced: 9000 bottles

Best drinking: 2004 - 2024

Suggested food: Quiche Lorraine, cheese soufflé specifically roquefort, open lobster ravioli w/ oysters and chanterelles, cod or sole in light creamy leek sauce, spicy asian dishes, venison carpaccio w/ gran padano

Tasting notes / Reviews: Deep amber gold. Intense, botrytis driven notes of marmalade, mint, quince, apricot, caramelized pineapple. Unbelievably fresh given the age of this wine. Off-dry, full-bodied, loads of extract and concentration, crisp acidity. Creamy texture; long crème brulée-flavoured finish. - John Szabo, MS, Oct 28, 05

Deep orange colour with a barley sugar and marmalade nose; off-dry, smoky, caramel flavour; great balance - 5 Stars, Tony Aspler, Mar 25, 08.

$269 per bottle CSPC 48942   (M)        750 mL

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