EP 514 Top 2 Wines From The Book

From classy surroundings at Chateau Doisy Vedrines, Gary Vaynerchuk re-tastes the top 2 wines from his book.

Wines tasted in this episode:

Chateau Cos D’estournel 2005
Chateau Doisy Vedrines Sauternes 2005

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Matt

It’s a Sauternes and a Barsac. Even if it’s technically from Barsac, you can call it Sauternes (Check the label).

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  • Mason

    QOTD: Gary, I have to admit to you…I was bitten in a bad way by Sauternes. The one bottle that I sprung for 2 years ago was either corked, or rotten in a bad way. It was like drinking light honey with stinging mildew in your mouth. It will take quite a bit for me to spring for it again, but who knows…

  • Mason

    QOTD: Gary, I have to admit to you…I was bitten in a bad way by Sauternes. The one bottle that I sprung for 2 years ago was either corked, or rotten in a bad way. It was like drinking light honey with stinging mildew in your mouth. It will take quite a bit for me to spring for it again, but who knows…

  • Kdawg

    QOTD: while I’ve had D’yquem(and it was a youngin) my favorite sauternes was the 88 Rieussec. It was just that “aha” moment as I saw why people age these bad boys for sooooo long. Just the roundedness feel that it brought and all of the wonderful complex flavors was just a thing of beauty. Of course, about 14 hours later I was able to taste a 71 Guiraud and that woke my senses up even more as to the power of truly aged sauternes. Those two wines, though I personally scored the D’yquem higher, were serious waking up wines for me and it was a pure pleasure to drink them

  • Kdawg

    QOTD: while I’ve had D’yquem(and it was a youngin) my favorite sauternes was the 88 Rieussec. It was just that “aha” moment as I saw why people age these bad boys for sooooo long. Just the roundedness feel that it brought and all of the wonderful complex flavors was just a thing of beauty. Of course, about 14 hours later I was able to taste a 71 Guiraud and that woke my senses up even more as to the power of truly aged sauternes. Those two wines, though I personally scored the D’yquem higher, were serious waking up wines for me and it was a pure pleasure to drink them

  • David M Roberts

    QOTD: Have not yet dabbled in Sauternes simply because I’m not one for sweet wines, and rarely do dessert wines. Will, however, make a point of trying one at some point.

    Now on to business – Your Jets have inherited my hometown (or home state) team’s QB, and I think this is an okay thing. Should make for a dynamic year for football. Heck, the Jets may even win a few this year if they can keep that wild hillbilly Favre in check and offer his old bones some protection on the line! Good luck this season, Mr. V! It’ll be wild.

  • David M Roberts

    QOTD: Have not yet dabbled in Sauternes simply because I’m not one for sweet wines, and rarely do dessert wines. Will, however, make a point of trying one at some point.

    Now on to business – Your Jets have inherited my hometown (or home state) team’s QB, and I think this is an okay thing. Should make for a dynamic year for football. Heck, the Jets may even win a few this year if they can keep that wild hillbilly Favre in check and offer his old bones some protection on the line! Good luck this season, Mr. V! It’ll be wild.

  • Robin C

    QOTD: Jordan, The Riviere Russe, 1983 – a sauterne style dessert wine
    I can seldom make it to a dessert wine – can’t drink that much alcohol – except at wine dinners where I just sip.

  • Robin C

    QOTD: Jordan, The Riviere Russe, 1983 – a sauterne style dessert wine
    I can seldom make it to a dessert wine – can’t drink that much alcohol – except at wine dinners where I just sip.

  • RobRx

    1990 Ch. Suidaraut. I have been drinking a case of splits of this wine for over 15 years now (3 1/2 bottles left). I have seen it evolve from primarily fruity, apricot flavors to now more intense caramel flavors. The evolution is fascinating! Also a plug for 1983 d’Yquem sticky and amazing.

  • RobRx

    1990 Ch. Suidaraut. I have been drinking a case of splits of this wine for over 15 years now (3 1/2 bottles left). I have seen it evolve from primarily fruity, apricot flavors to now more intense caramel flavors. The evolution is fascinating! Also a plug for 1983 d’Yquem sticky and amazing.

  • http://www.elizabethfultonphotography.com/ Alfredhayes

    Question OTD: I’ve had one at a diner party but have forgotten the producer. T’was very good though.

    Quote OTD: “99-point effort” wow. 99 pts. ridonculous.

  • http://www.elizabethfultonphotography.com Alfredhayes

    Question OTD: I’ve had one at a diner party but have forgotten the producer. T’was very good though.

    Quote OTD: “99-point effort” wow. 99 pts. ridonculous.

  • SeaSybarite

    QOTD: Easy. 1989 Rieussec, hands down. I’d tried other Sauternes before, even d’Yquem (1980), but this stuff blew my mind. The balance of acid, botrytis, and length is truly profound. Gary, if you’ve never tried it, please do, and you’re welcome for the suggestion! :) It beat Doisy 1988, Lafaurie -Peyraguey 1986, Guiraud 1989, and Coutet 1990.

  • SeaSybarite

    QOTD: Easy. 1989 Rieussec, hands down. I’d tried other Sauternes before, even d’Yquem (1980), but this stuff blew my mind. The balance of acid, botrytis, and length is truly profound. Gary, if you’ve never tried it, please do, and you’re welcome for the suggestion! :) It beat Doisy 1988, Lafaurie -Peyraguey 1986, Guiraud 1989, and Coutet 1990.

  • Logan

    Cool episode Gary!

    QOTD: haven’t had Sauterne before (that I remember at least), but I’ll definitely get a bottle next time I’m drinking white wine!

  • Logan

    Cool episode Gary!

    QOTD: haven’t had Sauterne before (that I remember at least), but I’ll definitely get a bottle next time I’m drinking white wine!

  • http://bloviatrix.wordpress.com/ Sharon

    I’ve tasted one Sauternes and found it luscious. Will try more in the future, I’m sure!

  • http://bloviatrix.wordpress.com/ Sharon

    I’ve tasted one Sauternes and found it luscious. Will try more in the future, I’m sure!

  • Matt

    Best sauternes ever tasted: Guiraud 01 & 03

  • Matt

    Best sauternes ever tasted: Guiraud 01 & 03

  • http://www.eatinghk.blogspot.com/ Andrew D

    Fantastic Gary

    QOTD: favourite Sauternes?? I’ve drunk quite a few, but of particular note. Too be honest nothing compares with De Bortoli Noble One from Australia … (especially for value for money).

    Cheers
    Andrew

  • http://www.eatinghk.blogspot.com Andrew D

    Fantastic Gary

    QOTD: favourite Sauternes?? I’ve drunk quite a few, but of particular note. Too be honest nothing compares with De Bortoli Noble One from Australia … (especially for value for money).

    Cheers
    Andrew

  • Achilleas in Cyprus

    Excellent episode – totally agree with the Sauternes and the Hungarian Tokei!

    QOTD: Can’t remember which 2 I had as its been a while – need to have some more !!

  • Achilleas in Cyprus

    Excellent episode – totally agree with the Sauternes and the Hungarian Tokei!

    QOTD: Can’t remember which 2 I had as its been a while – need to have some more !!

  • http://www.judemurphy.com/ JudeMurphy

    Haven’t tasted a sauternes. Just haven’t come around to it yet!
    I want to taste that one now though!

  • http://www.judemurphy.com JudeMurphy

    Haven’t tasted a sauternes. Just haven’t come around to it yet!
    I want to taste that one now though!

  • yowens

    If I can pull together the bones I may hunt a bottle of the Estournel. QOTD: I did have one, I cant remember the name but it rocked. I kept thinking of creme brulee while I was drinking it.

  • yowens

    If I can pull together the bones I may hunt a bottle of the Estournel. QOTD: I did have one, I cant remember the name but it rocked. I kept thinking of creme brulee while I was drinking it.

  • Casey Lee

    qotd- never had the chance to have a sauterene before, im fairly new to wine. . have alot of dark reds though.ive never even had a White wine at all. . . ill be trying one soon and i hope the one i purchase is a good one.
    the lychee aroma you pointed out really caught my ear .. i love lychee fruit one of my favorites to eat i really enjoy them ..gosh i wish i could try that wine. haha
    thanks gary (two thumbs up)

  • Casey Lee

    qotd- never had the chance to have a sauterene before, im fairly new to wine. . have alot of dark reds though.ive never even had a White wine at all. . . ill be trying one soon and i hope the one i purchase is a good one.
    the lychee aroma you pointed out really caught my ear .. i love lychee fruit one of my favorites to eat i really enjoy them ..gosh i wish i could try that wine. haha
    thanks gary (two thumbs up)

  • Dessert Wine Nerd

    Wow. Big times wines there Gary. Im lucky enough to have a bottle of the 05 Estrounel stashed away, and now that you had to throw that 1G number at me, Im not so sure Im going to drink it! Sell sell sell! ….nah, ill probably pop it some day. Wouldnt mind trying to grab that sauternes as well. I already own 3 05’s so I hope they rock it as well. QOTD: Ive had two in restaurants, but I cant remember their names. Both rocked. One 1998 Piere d’ Arche I bought at the store but I think it was corked when I tasted it. I dont know for sure but it was just off.

  • Dessert Wine Nerd

    Wow. Big times wines there Gary. Im lucky enough to have a bottle of the 05 Estrounel stashed away, and now that you had to throw that 1G number at me, Im not so sure Im going to drink it! Sell sell sell! ….nah, ill probably pop it some day. Wouldnt mind trying to grab that sauternes as well. I already own 3 05’s so I hope they rock it as well. QOTD: Ive had two in restaurants, but I cant remember their names. Both rocked. One 1998 Piere d’ Arche I bought at the store but I think it was corked when I tasted it. I dont know for sure but it was just off.

  • Dutch

    Haven’t had a chance to try a Doisy-Vedrines, which, btw, is technically a Barsac, not a Sautern.

    But I have had 2003 Riussac and 2003 Lafaurie-Peyraguey, both grand, with the Riussac having the better acidity.

  • Dutch

    Haven’t had a chance to try a Doisy-Vedrines, which, btw, is technically a Barsac, not a Sautern.

    But I have had 2003 Riussac and 2003 Lafaurie-Peyraguey, both grand, with the Riussac having the better acidity.

  • http://chocolatetv.anderschokladprovning.se/ AndersN

    Just watched this episode and then checked if you can get de Doisy here in Sweden. well Yes you can if you hurru. There are 4 halfbottles left and they cost 22 bones each. How do I know that. Well we have a state monopoly (Systembolaget) and they have an online database.

    Nice show. BTW Château Cos d’Estournel 2005 goes for 235 bones and there are 32 bottles available. You can only buy them in stores, not online

  • Anders

    Just watched this episode and then checked if you can get de Doisy here in Sweden. well Yes you can if you hurru. There are 4 halfbottles left and they cost 22 bones each. How do I know that. Well we have a state monopoly (Systembolaget) and they have an online database.

    Nice show. BTW Château Cos d’Estournel 2005 goes for 235 bones and there are 32 bottles available. You can only buy them in stores, not online

  • Anonymous

    Have not had these wines…maybe the price??? Like Sauternes now and then. QOTD-can’t name it. http://www.winelx.com

  • Anonymous

    Chateau rabaud promis 2005, easily one of my favorite wines of all time.

    I imagine it’s a bit more viscous than the Doisy Vedrines, but you turned me on to the rabaud promis in the first place, so I gotta find a bottle now.

  • Anonymous

    I’ve got 12 bottles of the Chateau Cos D’estournel 2005 professionally cellared at Lay & Wheeler’s cellar in the UK. Is there a market for this wine? I was planning to cellar and drink this wine in 5-50 years, but maybe I should consider this an investment?

  • John__J

    qotd: Have not bought many, fav that I’ve tasted so far would be d”Yquem

  • Matt

    It’s a Sauternes and a Barsac. Even if it’s technically from Barsac, you can call it Sauternes (Check the label).

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