1983 Gilette - Creme de Tete - Sauternes 750ml

France - Bordeaux - Sauternes/ White / Bordeaux Blend   |     Watch

WS 96   Collector 87
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Professional Reviews For This Wine


Wine Spectator | Rating: 96

Saturated with quince, glazed peach and dried apricot notes, along with toasted pineapple and brioche on the finish. It shows a creme brule edge but stays light and floral at the same time. Tasted non-blind at the chateau.

Author: James Molesworth


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Collector Reviews For This Wine


Rating: 87
Author: Stephen G41
Trust Rating: 96
Tasted On: 12/12/2009
A bit thin but paired nicely with seared foie gras.

Average rating: 96, based on 2 reviews
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Collector Data For This Wine

47 bottles owned by 22 collectors.

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About This Producer


Chateau Gilette utilizes the unique practice of extremely long-term storage before releasing their wines. The wine is actually stored in the same concrete tanks in which it is fermented for between fifteen and eighteen years before it is bottled. The wine is then stored for a further three to five years before it available for sale. The vineyard at Chateau Gilette is also very small, only 4.5 hectares, and it is planted with 85% Semillon, 10% Sauvignon and 5% Muscadelle.

Wine Varietal: Bordeaux Blend


Six varieties are permitted to be used in a red Bordeaux blend: Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot, Cabernet Franc, Malbec, Petit Verdot, and, less frequently, Carmenere. Each lends a specific characteristic to the finished blends, most of which are dominated by large percentages of either Cabernet Sauvignon, which brings aromatics and age-ability, or Merlot, which adds softness and body. In the Bordeaux region, Cabernet blends are found on the Left Bank and Merlot on the Right.

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