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Tariquet Sauvignon Vin de Pays des Cotes de Gascogne 2009

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86 points Wine Enthusiast: A creamy style of Sauvignon Blanc, showing soft pear juice and flora flavors, fresh with a feeling of richness. (Sep 2010) Gascony's mild climate offers this grape variety a new range of aromas. A distinctive bouquet with fine intense floral notes, some minerality, and the underlying suggestion of ripe grapes. Fresh and refined with an attractive intensity. Excellent with starters such as fish, seafood or white meat.

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External Reviews for Tariquet Sauvignon Vin de Pays des Cotes de Gascogne

External Review
Source: CityWineCellar.com
04/12/2011

Tasting Notes - A crisp and fruity (citrus, melon and peach) Sauvignon Blanc from the Southwest region of France. A distinctive bouquet with fine intense floral notes, some minerality, and the underly


External Review
Source: CityWineCellar.com
12/23/2010

Tasting Notes - A crisp and fruity (citrus, melon and peach) Sauvignon Blanc from the Southwest region of France. A distinctive bouquet with fine intense floral notes, some minerality, and the underlying suggestion of ripe grapes. Fresh and refined with an attractive intensity. A fine expression of Sauvignon Blanc, this wine is a delight. Quality grapes and a winemakers expert touch combined to reach new heights. The wine is full of fruit and refreshing on its own or with food; it is easy to see why Robert Parker called Yves one of the most talented winemakers of southern France.



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Tasting Notes:

This wine is unique in that it offers an unusual blend of Chardonnay and Sauvignon, producing a whole host of surprising aromas. Floral notes mixed with spices give way to hints of citrus fruit and an underlying suggestion of pink grapefruit. The well-rounded Chardonnay is a perfect match for the Sauvignon’s mineral undertones. This superbly smooth wine fills the mouth against a backdrop of fresh elegance.

86 points Wine Enthusiast: A creamy style of Sauvignon Blanc, showing soft pear juice and flora flavors, fresh with a feeling of richness. (Sep 2010) Gascony's mild climate offers this grape variety a new range of aromas. A distinctive bouquet with fine intense floral notes, some minerality, and the underlying suggestion of ripe grapes. Fresh and refined with an attractive intensity. Excellent with starters such as fish, seafood or white meat.

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