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Chateau Gilette Sauternes "Creme de Tete" 1997
Region: Bordeaux
Winery: Gonet-Medeville
Grapes: 90% Semillion, 8% Sauvignon Blanc, 2% Muscadelle
Color: Sweet
Vintage: 1997
Label   Fact Sheet

Description: "Quite ripe and showy, this is turning to the drier edge now as it matures, with date, green tea, green almond, dried blood orange and green plum notes laced with marzipan and mango purée. The long, exotic finish sails on, offering waves of dried tropical fruit and lightly roasted nut notes. Distinctive and thoroughly gorgeous. Drink now through 2020. 400 cases made. –JM"


Reviews

Publication Score Comments
Wine Spectator 94 FOR THE 1989 VINTAGE
"Quite ripe and showy, this is turning to the drier edge now as it matures, with date, green tea, green almond, dried blood orange and green plum notes laced with marzipan and mango purée. The long, exotic finish sails on, offering waves of dried tropical fruit and lightly roasted nut notes. Distinctive and thoroughly gorgeous. Drink now through 2020. 400 cases made." –JM
Wine Spectator 97 FOR THE 1997 VINTAGE
This still has a youthful golden color, with accents of marzipan and buttered brioche hinting at some evolution, while the core offers a magnificent display of creamed yellow apple, mirabelle and mango flavors infused with chamomile, honeysuckle and jasmine. The long finish has both waxy and racy elements, with more marzipan as well as green tea and verbena echoing. Absolutely stunning. Drink now through 2050. 183 cases made.