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2011 Chateau Romer du Hayot Sauternes
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2011 Chateau Romer du Hayot Sauternes

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

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91-94 Points | Stephen Tanzer's IWC - July 2012

(6.2 g/l total acidity, 140 g/l residual sugar):  Pale golden yellow.  Knockout nose offers stone fruits, ripe pineapple, marzipan and cinnamon, complicated by clean botrytis.  Luscious on the palate, but with very good lift and grip to the rich, sweet peach and apricot flavors.  Wonderfully delineated wine with sneaky concentration and a very long, sweet finish.  Romer du Hayot is an often underrated Sauternes that is better than most as an aperitif, and this is especially true in the fresh 2011 vintage.

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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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