Lovely, spicy intensity to this 2018 Sauternes. Full-bodied and very sweet, but shows liveliness and intensity.
95% Sémillon, 5% Sauvignon Blanc, yield 15 hl/ha. RS 110 g/l, pH 3.5. Barrel sample. Golden aroma of ripe yellow plum, almond paste, a touch of bitter orange. Even more bitter orange on the palate, adding some freshness. Full-flavoured, spicy finish with a sour note increasing the freshness and length. (JH) 13.5% Drink 2023-2033
Pale lemon-gold, the 2018 D'Arche is delicately scented of lemon curd, lime leaves, fresh hay and nutmeg with a core of apricots and fresh pineapple. The palate reveals great freshness and purity with a lovely satiny texture and zesty lift to the finish.