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Château Nairac

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2013 Château Nairac  (Barsac) 90

With a distinctive floral edge to the candied orange, apricot, papaya and pineapple fruits. Medium bodied, with acidity and honeyed sweetness, with time, perhaps this will put on weight.

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2011 Château Nairac  (Barsac) 92

Bright, fresh, forward, lushly textured and already showing its honeyed apricot, pineapple, candied orange rind, canned peach and floral characteristics. This will be even better with another 5-8 years in the bottle.

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2010 Château Nairac  (Barsac) 90

Layers of honey coated orange, pineapple, apricot and tangerine, with elements of spice and vanilla to mix things up. Sweet, soft and forward, this value priced Sauternes can be drunk now, or aged for at least a decade or more.

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2009 Château Nairac  (Barsac) 90

With a fragrance packed with orange blossom, apricot, honey and citrus, the offers sweet, honey coated tropical fruit, nuts and candied lemon rind in the finish.

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2007 Château Nairac  (Barsac) 90

This is a wine I seldom get to taste. There was a nice honeyed, tropical fruit, orange marmelade and candied lemon quality to the wine. Good freshness and a sweet finish were in abundance. I wish the finish was just a bit longer.

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2005 Château Nairac  (Barsac) 90

Perhaps a bit more on the candied, orange and tangerine side, than on the tropical range of fruits, there is still a lot to like. Floral, fresh and honeyed, with custard overtones, the medium bodied, wine is bright, almost zippy in the sweet, honey coated, apricot finish.

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2001 Château Nairac  (Barsac) 92

Showing perfectly today, this medium bodied, honeyed wine displays a personality of apricot, brioche, orange rind, pineapple and vanilla, with lift to keep it fresh and fun to drink. There is no hurry to drink it, but there is also no reason to continue to age this much longer, as it is drinking at peak and I suspect it will slowly lose its sweet tropical quality over the next several years.

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