Recommendations

June 26, 2012

Chateau Doisy-Vedrines 2009

Barsac, France, $20

Aromas of honeydew, peach and fresh flowers. Fresh, light and vibrant on the tongue, with a long, rich, silky finish. A wonderful aperitif.

W.J. Deutsch & Sons: Available in the District at MacArthur Beverages, Pearson’s Wine & Spirits. Available in Maryland at Corridor Wine & Spirits in Laurel, Beltway Fine Wine & Spirits in Towson. Available in Virginia at Total Wine (multiple locations).

Les Carmes de Rieussec 2007

Sauternes, France, $25

Spicy, almost savory nose, with notes of toasted almond and fig. Drink this chilled with a rich lobster dish or simply as an aperitif with a stinky cheese. For a step up, look for the first label, Chateau Rieussec, at around $45.

Wineberry America: Available in the District at MacArthur Beverages, Schneider’s of Capitol Hill, Pearson’s Wine & Spirits. Available in Maryland at Corridor Wine & Spirits in Laurel, Beltway Fine Wine & Spirits in Towson. Available in Virginia at Total Wine (multiple locations).

Chateau Giraud 2007

Sauternes, France, $30

Gorgeous nose with notes of orange blossom, melon and honey that you could sit and sniff all night. Layers of complex flavor, yet still a fresh acidity that pairs with spicy Asian food.

Saranty Imports: Available in the District at MacArthur Beverages, Schneider’s of Capitol Hill, Pearson’s Wine & Spirits. Available in Maryland at Corridor Wine & Spirits in Laurel, Beltway Fine Wine & Spirits in Towson. Available in Virginia at Total Wine (multiple locations).

Chateau Suduiraut 2007

Sauternes, France, $40

Intense and full-bodied, with mango, spice and floral notes. Wonderful balance of sweet and acidity. An amazing value for what is a classic wine.

W.J. Deutsch & Sons: Available in the District at MacArthur Beverages, Pearson’s Wine & Spirits. Available in Virginia at Total Wine (multiple locations).

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