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2011 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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2011 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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94 Points | International Wine Cellar , June 2014

Bright, pale yellow-gold.  Steely aromas of pineapple, kiwi, sweet spices and mango; shows a distinctly floral minerality and very tangy botrytis tones.  Sweet, dense and rich, with outstanding depth to the pineapple, mandarin orange and tropical fruit flavors.  Expands seamlessly on the back half, finishing extremely long and pure.  This is very sweet but the bright acidity keeps it light and lively.  Hard to resist now but will age well.

90-92 Points | Robert Parker's The Wine Advocate

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About Bordeaux

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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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