2009 Chateau Roumieu-Lacoste

Year: 2009
Appellation: Sauternes
Country: France
Wine Spectator: 91
Dessert Wine
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"Quite ripe and showy, but with a juicy date and green tea frame that enlivens the heather honey, lemon cream, ginger and cream-coated brioche flavors. The finish is long and enticing. Drink now through 2022." (WS)

Winery Notes:
Roûmieu-Lacoste is in the climat of Haut Barsac, an area famous (and in fact more renowned historically than the Sauternes appellation as a whole) for its particularly robust, powerfully styled moelleux with pronounced acidity. The vineyards are just across the road from First Growth Château Climens on a similar soil: calcareous clay on fissured rock, peppered with red iron, white limestone, and grey flint gravel. The Graville-Lacoste property produces a Graves Blanc, known primarily for its stony soil composition and fresh minerality. This wine and the Bordeaux Blanc of Château Ducasse are very different from others from their appellations: Hervé blends a high proportion of Sémillion (60%) and a splash of Muscadelle (5%) with Sauvignon Blanc (35%), creating a rich, full, aromatic mid-palate to complement the clean finish. These are the perfect go-to whites that pair well with anything from fish to poultry, picnic fare to Indian curries.