Sauternes 2010

Our pick of the 2010 vintage from Sauternes

Scores use a 100 point scale, where 100 is the maximum score, but Jancis Robinson uses a 20 point scale, where 20 is the maximum.

The colour is a pale, greenish yellow.
The aromas are of a wonderful honeyed nectar.
The palate is concentrated with a fabulous clean and well integrated botrytis, giving a lovely clean honey flavour. The alcohol is relatively low and the acidity fresh but not sharp. The wine is currently quite light bodied but with some lovely exotic characteristics. There is a fair amount of extract noticeable on the back palate. A lovely fresh and elegant d’Yquem. Sugar 141g/ltr Alcohol 13.5%.  (DA)
Robert Parker Jancis Robinson MW Junior Vianna MW David Allen MW
96-98 18.5 97-99 98
A vibrant yellow of medium intensity with green tinges.
Lovely, complex nose, ripe, pineapples, vanilla, sweet spice, orange peel, ripe peaches.
A very sweet wine with excellent concentration abd reasonable balancing acidity. The wine’s alcohol is balanced and has a long finish. (JV & DA)
Robert Parker Jancis Robinson MW Junior Vianna MW David Allen MW
90-92 17++ 95-97 93-94

Amazing, intense aromas of honey and crème caramel,.
Very ripe, very sweet with exotic fruits, mango, crystallised, oranges, ripe nectarines, vanilla, mandarins. Excellent concentration and a creamy texture, very well balanced for such a rich wine. Long lucious finish long. 98+

Neal Martin Jancis Robinson MW Junior Vianna MW Decanter
94-96 18 95-98 19


Doisy Daëne
A medium intensity of greenish yellow colour.
Overt, intense aromas are of clean botrytis, with ripe, pineapple, peaches and honey.
The palate has a lovely concentration and is very sweet, it is mouth-filling. The wine has good balancing acidity. (JV & DA)
Robert Parker Jancis Robinson MW Junior Vianna MW David Allen MW
92-94 17.5 94-96+ 92-93+


de Fargues
Medium yellow colour.
Lovely intense, rich aromas of mango, honey and botrytis.
This is a very sweet wine (133 g/ltr RS) with excellent balancing acidity and a beautifully balanced alcohol level. This is may well be the biggest, most rich-textured Sauternes of the vintage. The flavours are beautifully married and the finish combines pure runny honey with lime and notes of orange blossom. The flavours last very well.

David Allen MW & Junior Vianna MW

Robert Parker Jancis Robinson MW Decanter David Allen MW
94-96 17 17.5 95-96

About Coe Vintners Fine Wine

Coe Vintners Fine Wine is part of the Coe Group, one of the leading wine and spirit suppliers in the UK. An independent family business established in 1930, Coe Vintners will celebrate 85 years continuous trading in 2015.
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