Barsac Wine

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Barsac is a Bordelais commune devoted to the creation of botrytized dessert wines like those of Sauternes. In fact, though Barsac is just across the Ciron river from that more famous appellation, all wines made in Barsac are permitted to be called Sauternes instead if the producer so chooses. The soil in Barsac has a higher proportion on sand and limestone than does Sauternes, and some say this results in lighter wines.

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  • WINE is for me an experience.....a passion.....and that includes THE IMPULSE ... ... the best of SAUTERNES/BARSAC....some I can actually get at my TOTAL.....fortunately!I ORBI Read More

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  • Could not agree more AmourLove great Sauterne/Barsac'sHad the absolute privilege to have a 76 d'Yquem so truly awesome Read More

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  • Hadn't read about the absence of brett in G-L but whoever wrote that was ... are not too good, Sauternes/Barsac usually makes their finest wines. I missed the botrytized aromas and flavors. Haut-Peyraguey had a lot of mushroom/botrytis on the nose, and I liked that. Lafaurie-Peyraguey was as always, one of the lightest of all and it didn't hav... Read More

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  • I drink more (fino) sherry as an aperitif than any other type. Have no problem ... botrytised german, sauternes/barsac and tokaji (perhaps in that order) than sherry for dessert. Sweet sherry, marsala, vin santo, Canadian icewine, Banyuls, etc. all fall into the 'other' category for me at dessert. And I usually have dessert wines as standalone... Read More

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  • I always carry stuff vertically, but perhaps holding things on their sides is ... of 8 bottles of Sauternes/Barsac, two each of Doisy-Vedrines, Doisy-Daene, Coutet, and Guiraud.  I checked out the ratings of our buddy Panos on CT.  What bargains:  Nothing over $23.  (18, 20, 20, and 23, respectively.)  My nephew tells me he and his wife like S... Read More

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  • The sweet wines are very different depending on the production method. I'm ... ... Wines from Sauternes and Barsac are different from the Hungarians. The Hungarians do in fact make wines similar to Sauternes - it's a cheaper way to do it and it's increasingly done, but those types of wines are clunkier than the aszú wines - thicker, more visco... Read More

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  • Sauternes not Barsac. TBH I've never seen Barsac on sale in Europe, maybe I haven't looked hard enough ;) Read More

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  • Richard, would love to hear more about why you like those wines, as well as ... as ... Which Sauternes (or Barsac Read More

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  • Here is my best way of explaining it, Preetish.Wines taste "Sweet" if ... be dry unless you see "Barsac" or "Sauternes" on it, in which case it will be quite sweet.  French wine labeled "Vouvray" will probably have a little bit of detectable sweetness.  A wine labeled "Sancerre," or "Pouilly Fume," or "Muscadet" will be dry.Wines from the U.S. ... Read More

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  • Here's the official lineup'11 Bedrock Casa Santinamaria'10 Bedrock ... ... Port'03 Doisy Daene Barsac'73 Fetzer Ricetti Zinfandel'00 I Veroni Vin Santo Del Chianti Rufina'10 L'Aventure Roussanne'76 Louis Martini California Zinfandel'10 Mazzocco Warm Springs Ranch Reserve Alexander Valley Zinfandel'69 Mirassou Late Harvest Zinfandel'77 Montevi... Read More

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  • I wonder if someone can help me. I have 1984 bottle of Ch. Montjoie Barsac that I believe has been stored properly. The wine is up to the base of the neck and the wine is dark amber. Is this probably from oxidation, or do old Barsacs turn amber? Thanks for any help.

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