Sichel Sauternes 37.5cl 2016
A magnificent Sauternes made by one of the most prestigious Grands Cru château of the appellation
Sauvignon Blanc, Sémillon
What we say
Textbook Sauternes: full of honey and apricot jam with lifting floral notes. Best drunk chilled with tarte tatin or foie gras. The acidity and sugar content help age this wine gracefully and it will keep for a decade and continue to develop complexity in the bottle.
What they say
Sichel Sauternes, crafted by one of the most prestigious classified growths of the appellation, enjoys the same meticulous, very special care that goes into producing the top botrytised wines of this renowned appellation. Here, the Sémillon and Sauvignon combine harmoniously to offer a highly expressive bouquet of citrus notes and jammy fruit with a hint of honey. Over an ample, richly extracted base, the palate displays a many-layered, persistent aromatic array of jammy orange and dried fig notes. Drink very chilled. 8 to 12 years.
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About the producer Sichel
A cosmopolitan family with branches all over Europe, the Sichels of Bordeaux were of British origin. Looking back across the generations, we can see that the familys involvement in the world of wine began in 1856 when Hermann Sichel, then aged 65, set up a wine merchant business in Germany. Ever since it was set up as a buying office in Bordeaux in 1883, Maison Sichel has remained, first and foremost, a family business . Since that time, six generations of the Sichel family have succeeded one another at the companys helm. Over the years, it has flourished to a trully international dimension.
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