Grand Enclos du Château de Cérons Blanc 2009 Cérons (Sweet)

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This is a great opportunity to discover this delicious Sauternes-like sweet wine. The nose shows great aromas of melon, peach and honey. The palate is well balanced, very generous with a lot of exotic fruits and apricot. The finish is as long as with a good Sauternes. Very well made sweet white, you will not be disappointed if you add a few bottles to your order for your special occasions.
 
Wine Characteristics Tasting and cellaring
Producer Grand Enclos du Château de Cérons Eye Bright golden yellow
Vintage 2009 Nose  Fine and complex nose of honey, candied fruits and a touch of almond
Appellation Cérons (Graves) Mouth Full, rich, long and elegant with the same honey and candied fruits
Area Bordeaux   aromas from the nose followed by a toasty and nutty touch.
Colour White Drink from Now
Grapes Sémillon (100%) Drink before 2025
Type Sweet Open  30 minutes before
    Drinking temperature 9-11°C
       
Food pairing
Great aperitif wine, with foie gras of course and a sweet fruit dessert (apricot tart). More original match would be with a blue cheese!
 
A word about the domain
Initially part of the Château de Cérons, property of the Marquis de Calvimont, the domain was created at the end of the 19th century after the split of the estate. It was more than a century later that it was finally reborn under the effort of an adventurous Italian engineer, Giorgio Cavanna, and its 3 partners. Born in Rome and raised in the Chianti where his father owned a renowned vineyard, Giorgio decided in 2000 to follow his own dream and to buy this lost domain. Well advised by his local partner Bertrand and Patrick Léon, the former winemaker of Mouton Rothschild, he has given its new reputation to the domain and his Graves and Cérons are now praised by the critics but more importantly by the wine lovers!
 
What experts say
About the domain
Bettane & Desseauve : 1*

About the wine
Wine Spectator: 88
“A rich and honeyed style, showing lots of candied ginger, creamed melon and peach fruit, with toasted graham and almond notes on the plush finish. Showy and broad rather than long, but will have some fans for sure. ”

La Revue du Vin de France:
"Fine, medium-bodied, but with an elegant persistence, this Cérons this will be perfect for an aperitif"
 
And finally for the wine geeks…
Soil Flinty stones over gravely subsoil
Age of vines 60 to 70 years old
Yield 12 hl/ha
Harvest Manual
Maturing 20 months in oak barrels
Production 20,000 btls
Bottled September 2011
Alcohol 14%