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The Solid 2005 Chateau Liot


Chateau Liot is a property located in Barsac near Chateau Climons. It has been in the David family for five generations and is currently run by Jean-Gerard David. The estate produces wine from 20 hectares of vineyards planted with 85% Semillon, 10% Sauvignon, and 5% Muscadelle. The vines are located on gravel, silt, alluvial soils on top of limestone bedrock. The fruit is fermented in vat then matured for 15-18 months in 15% new oak barrels. This was a solid enough Sauternes, pleasing but not exciting. At $19 per half-bottle I would recommend spending an extra $4 to update to the 2007 Chateau Sigalas Rabaud. This wine was purchased at Wide World of Wines.

2005 Chateau Liot, Sauternes – (375 mL) $19
Imported by Ginday Imports. Alcohol 14%. The flavors start off with peach and yellow fruit followed by a touch of black tea. It opens up to reveal fresh apple notes with an autumnal mix of cinnamon. There is a light to moderate sweetness. The aftertaste brings dried fruit. ** Now-2019.

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