Sauternes Hunter: 2005 Lafaurie-Peyraguey $29.99 750ml!!!!

Why not change the Urban Sloth description to Sauternes Hunter?

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My first post on this board, now that eRP has chased a bunch of people away.

Stay away from the 2007 Haut Charmes. Not worth it, especially at $15. I opened up a bottle yesterday and got a lot of paint thinner. A very light wine without much fruit, flavor, or complexity. It’s just borderline drinkable. You can see my TN on CellarTracker.

I need to learn to stop buying these “second” wines when there are so many affordable first and second-growth sauternes (like the subject of this thread).

Thanks for the advice on the 2007 Haut Charmes.

Welcome to the board, AAgrawal.

If you poke around on Cellartracker you will see “publish your note to a wine forum”

Guess which forum is at the top of the list? This one. So you can post beautifully formatted TNs directly from your CellarTracker account. You do have to copy and paste the title and the note but it works very nicely and it’s not hard. If you see the “CT” next to certain tasting notes, that signifies that that’s what the member has done.

We hope you feel at home here and enjoy yourself.

Let’s see if this works:

  • 2007 Haut Charmes - France, Bordeaux, Sauternais, Sauternes (5/7/2010)
    From a 375. This wine is rumored to have grapes from Yquem, and so perhaps my expectations were too high. On opening, the wine had a nose and palate that reminded me exactly of paint thinner. That subsided just a bit with some air and allowed some of the fruit to come through. Light, a bit too cloying. Certainly unbalanced with a far too alcoholic finish.

I’ve never really found a worthy second wine from a Sauternes estate (cypres de climens, etc.), and I need to learn my lesson and stop being suckered in by the price. It’s probably better to stick to first wines from solid QPR estates like Doisy Vedrines (around $20/half). (80 pts.)

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To be fair to the 2007 Haut Charmes, I just tried it again today and it has gotten a little bit better. The paint thinner flavors are very mild and it’s showing a lot more light tropical fruit with a bit of mango. Still not worth $15. Maybe if you can find it for $10 it may be worth picking up 2-3 as Tuesday drinkers.