(1) Stratus ('Stratus White')
-Vintage 2004 (DRINK NOW OR HOLD)
-PRICE: $44.00 (Sold out at winery)
it is pretty much impossible to actually obtain this wine, I wanted to
give the Stratus estate the credit it deserves for its being able to
produce a multi-blended white wine of such calibre. Made from six
different grapes, this is quite complex, with light toasty notes, along
with a hint of vanilla and butterscotch. Congrats to those that managed
to get a bottle of it!
PAIRING SUGGESTION: Marinated turkey breast --- enjoy!
(2) Château Suduiraut
-Sauternes, Bordeaux, France
-Vintage 2003 (HOLD)
-L.C.B.O. PRICE: $50.05 (375 mL)
COMMENT: For my part, I am happy to say that I bought this particular wine on 'Futures' several years ago, and they are now resting comfortably in my cellar. Made from Semillon and Sauvignon Blanc,
this sweet wine is not one what would call 'straightfoward.' Offering
all sorts of lovely sweet-fruit scents and flavours, this wine is
extremely deep and long on the mouth and finish. Can be laid down for a
very long time, perhaps more than twenty years.
PAIRING SUGGESTION: Strong cheese and dry crackers --- enjoy!