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2007 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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2007 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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95 Points | Stephen Tanzer's IWC - August 2010

($61-$90) Incredible nose combines orange zest, pear, and stony, flinty minerality. Enters the mouth with firmness and then expands dramatically toward the back, displaying an extraordinary airiness of texture allied to outstanding energy and grip. The lemon curd and stone flavors build inexorably on the aftertaste, and yet the dominant impression left by the finish is of compelling lightness and lift. Think the Barsac equivalent of a great Meursault Perrieres.

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

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Semillon

Semillon is a paradoxical grape, as much of its appeal stems from its susceptibility to rot. Sure, the idea of rot may conjure up nasty images, but in winemaking, rot isn't necessarily a negative. Grapes can be affected by two types of rot: grey rot and noble rot, also known as Botrytis. While the former is a destructive force, diminishing yields and making wines taste...
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