Bordeaux 2009 – sweet whites 10 years on


This third and final report on a comprehensive blind tasting of 2009 bordeaux at 10 years old is a look at the highs and lows of the sweet whites. See also our guide to 2009 bordeaux coverage on 

There were some really lovely wines among the 25 sweet white bordeaux we tasted blind at Farr Vintners' Thameside offices recently. I took this photograph on my way home, my palate still awash with unctuous fermented botrytised Sémillon and Sauvignon grapes. The mellowness of the sunshine seemed appropriate somehow.

Although there weren't that many wines – far fewer than we tasted...