1 year ago
Monday, November 28, 2011
Chateau de Grand Carretey Sauternes 2008
If you've ever splurged and tried a Sauternes, you know it has a rich floral bouquet, and it is quite sweet, with a long buttery, smooth finish on the pallet. When I say "splurge", you know I am cheap, and I resist buying any wine over $10 a bottle, and get heart burn when it is more than $20 a bottle (in a store, retail, $10 to $20 translates to a $40 to $80 bottle in a nice restaurant, typically). The 375 ml 1/2 bottle shown to the left cost nearly $35 from Total Wine - but DDF Really wanted to get it, and we've never had a bad Sauternes yet, so I agreed to the splurge.
We enjoyed the bottle over a nice dessert after a dinner at home earlier this month - without screaming kids, barking dogs, or the need for a designated driver. It was delicious. If you're looking for a delicious, sweet dessert wine to enjoy, you could do far worse than to try a Sauternes (pronounced SAW-turn, drop the "s").