Sauternes - 2006
Sauternes has enjoyed the best decade of vintages most growers can remember. These marvellous sweet wines may be enjoyed young in the first five years or kept for 15 years or more. The most outstanding recent year is 2001, but very good wines were made in 2007, 2006, 2005 and 2003. 2004 and 2002 were fair. 2000 was more modest.
2006 was a small, difficult and uneven year for Sauternes, but there were lovely wines made in the right place by the right people.
Sebastian Payne MW