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Chateau le Tarey Loupiac 1990

Member Review by duncan 906:

I bought two bottles of this wine for £16 from the website www.bidforwine.co.uk/auctions/show/111512.Loupiac is an appellation created in 1936 for sweet white wines from around the small town of that name located about 20 miles south of the City of Bordeaux on the east bank of the river Garonne oposite Graves and Sauternes on the west bank.The wines are very similar to the more prestigious and expensive Sauternes and the grapes are harvested late when they are overipe and affected by a fungus called Botrytis in order to raise the sugar content.My bottles come from Chateau le Tarey an estate I have not been able to find out much about but it consists of 90% semillon.5% sauvignon blanc and 5% muscadelle.. I started the first bottle last night with a plate of bread and cheese.It is certainly sweet like honey or syrup and there is plenty of an apricot,pineapple and satsuma like fruit with a hint of vanilla. In short,this is a lovely desert wine that could hold its own against many of the more expensive Sauternes

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Region: France » Bordeaux » Loupiac

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Color: White
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Chateau le Tarey:
This is a small 7.5 hectare estate owned and run by Robert Gillet

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Snooth User: duncan 906
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I bought two bottles of this wine for £16 from the website www.bidforwine.co.uk/auctions/show/111512.Loupiac is an appellation created in 1936 for sweet white wines from around the small town of that name located about 20 miles south of the City of Bordeaux on the east bank of the river Garonne oposite Graves and Sauternes on the west bank.The wines are very similar to the more prestigious and expensive Sauternes and the grapes are harvested late when they are overipe and affected by a fungus called Botrytis in order to raise the sugar content.My bottles come from Chateau le Tarey an estate I have not been able to find out much about but it consists of 90% semillon.5% sauvignon blanc and 5% muscadelle.. I started the first bottle last night with a plate of bread and cheese.It is certainly sweet like honey or syrup and there is plenty of an apricot,pineapple and satsuma like fruit with a hint of vanilla. In short,this is a lovely desert wine that could hold its own against many of the more expensive Sauternes




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