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Dry First Growth Sauternes Launch from Chateau Coutet

“I think that the Opalie de Château Coutet 2010 would pair great with the crudo,” Aline Baly, co-owner and media rep of the family owned Chateau Coutet tells me, famed for their first growth Sauternes. “And for the main course, let’s try the 1995 vintage of Ch Coutet (the sweet style) as the new vintages […]


Experiencing Chateau Lafaurie-Peyraguey in Sauternes

…ah, the Bordeaux airport! I have just arrived via an eight hour layover in Madrid and am adjusting from Spanish to French. Sebastian , a smartly attired driver in a black suit suit awaits me with a sign. A wonderful feeling to see “D’Vari” printed on a placard after a 2o hour journey that began […]


Visiting Lafaurie-Peyraguey in Sauternes

Very excited to visit this first growth Chateau in Sauternes, which is located on the high ground near the villages of Bommes.  As a first growth it is ranked first in the 1855 classification … yet the oldest stones cut from quarries in neighboring Citron date from the 13th century. Chateau Lafaurie-Peyraguey has an interesting […]