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Château Caillou

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2011 Château Caillou  (Sauternes) 90

Medium bodied, with more of its fruit on the honeyed orange, candied citrus and floral side, than the range of tropical fruits, Bright, sweet fresh and lively, a few more years and this should be even better.

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2010 Château Caillou  (Sauternes) 90

On the orange side of the style range, here you find more tangerine, candied orange rind, marmalade and vanilla, tinged, honeyed, apricots, with freshness, and vibrant, orange, and honeyed citrus in the finish.

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2009 Château Caillou  (Sauternes) 91

Vanilla, creme carmel, custard, apricot, honey, orange, floral and tropical characteristics are easy to find. Medium/full bodied, sweet and fresh, the wine finishes with a blast of candied orange, honey and apricot.

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2007 Château Caillou  (Sauternes) 87

Light in the nose and the palate, this medium bodied Sauternes offers some light honeyed tropical fruit. This will be best tasted on the young side.

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1959 Château Caillou Crème de Tête  (Sauternes) 75

If this wine wasn’t dead, the best that can be said of it is, "it’s comatose." Or possibly in a deep sleep. Almost no fruit or anything of interest going on in this wine. It should be called the Monty Python of wines allowing us to say, “It’s not dead, it’s sleeping.” Don’t buy this wine. Save your money, purchase something else

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1947 Château Caillou  (Sauternes) 84

Much better on the nose, with its burnt caramel, orange, banana and Jolly Roger tangerine aromatics than the palate, where the acidity edges out the fruit. There is not much sweetness remaining, but there good texture, even if the finish is short.

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Deep cooper and brown, rusty brick in color, the hue was not clear. On the nose, this 65 year old Sauternes delivered the goods with its flood of wood, orange marmalade, chocoalte, earth and spice. The plush textured wine was still holding on to a touch of sweet, spicy apricots in the finish. It's always a treat drinking bottled history. This praticular bottle was not a later release. This was bottled in about 1949 and purchased in the early 1950's.

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