Sweeter than the last year

Tuesday, December 17, 2013

Brand NameAugey
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Wine NameBordeaux
Vintage (Year)2012
Wine ClassWhite
Wine TypeSauvignon Blanc, Semillon
Dry/Sweet Level
(1-5; 5 being the sweetest)
Body Range
(1-5; 5 being full-bodied)
Alcohol %12%
Bottle Size750ml
Price$10 and Under
Site Rating8 (on a scale of 1-10)

I know that this bottle looked familiar, and I chose to pick it up again.  This time, it was the 2012 vintage versus the 2011.

This wine is made from 75% Sauvignon Blanc and 25% Semillon.  Oddly enough, I chose to have this while eating some spicy collard greens made with smoked turkey wings.

It's funny that this wine is of course made from the same varietals used to make Sauternes and this vintage has a sweetness that creeps up slowly in the finish.  This wine is just a little weighty on the gullet, but would be a nice companion to both spicy foods and foods that have citrus components, especially Mandarin oranges.


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