Chateau Monteils Sauternes 2000

Member Review by duncan 906:

I bought this bottle of wine a while ago but have only now got around to drinking it I had it with my supper of bread and cheese.Chateau Monteils [domainedemonteils.com] is an 11 hectare Cru Bourgeois estate about 40 kilometres south of Bordeaux that has belonged to the Diascorn family for many decades.It is made up of 75% semillon,20% sauvignon blanc and 5% muscadelle.The grapes are harvested very late in the season so that a fungus called botrytis can develop and this contributes to the sweet taste.The wine is aged for 18 months in oak barrelsI liked it.It is certainly very sweet,almost like honey or syrup and there is a lot of fruit [think apricots,pineapple and citrus] I thought it a nicer wine than the Chateau Myrat Sauternes I had last month

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Chateau Monteils:
The Fiton family started making sauternes here in 1861 and it has been a family concern ever since There are 12 hectares and several cuvees are made

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Snooth User: duncan 906
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05/27/2012

I bought this bottle of wine a while ago but have only now got around to drinking it I had it with my supper of bread and cheese.Chateau Monteils [domainedemonteils.com] is an 11 hectare Cru Bourgeois estate about 40 kilometres south of Bordeaux that has belonged to the Diascorn family for many decades.It is made up of 75% semillon,20% sauvignon blanc and 5% muscadelle.The grapes are harvested very late in the season so that a fungus called botrytis can develop and this contributes to the sweet taste.The wine is aged for 18 months in oak barrelsI liked it.It is certainly very sweet,almost like honey or syrup and there is a lot of fruit [think apricots,pineapple and citrus] I thought it a nicer wine than the Chateau Myrat Sauternes I had last month




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