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2004 Chateau Nairac Sauternes (Barsac)
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About Chateau Nairac

Founded in 1777, Chateau Nairac displays Barsac's fresh and lively side. Its current proprietors, the Heeters, have steadily improved quality since purchasing the estate in 1971.

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2004 Chateau Nairac Sauternes (Barsac)

Producer: Chateau Nairac
Style: Sweet Wine
Grape Type: Semillon
Origin: France
Region: Bordeaux
Appellation: Sauternes and Barsac

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90 Points | Stephen Tanzer's IWC - December 2007

Good full medium yellow. Exotic ripe peach, fresh apricot and spices on the inviting nose, plus hints of marzipan and vanillin oak. Sweet, moderately rich and graceful; not exactly glyceral but suave, dense and round. Complex flavors of stone fruits, marzipan and spices are nicely framed by firm acid spine. The fresh finish features lovely sweetness of fruit and noteworthy persistence. Very successful for the year.

90 Points | Wine Spectator
90 Points | Robert Parker's The Wine Advocate

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