Wine Region: Barsac, France

Grapes: Semillon, Sauvignon Blanc 

Tasting Notes

The 1989 Cuvee Madame is deep, bright gold in color. This blockbuster sweet wine offers up aromas of coffee, custard, toasted bread, honeyed tropical fruits, and a note of coconut. Unctuously-textured, and oozing glycerin extract and richness, this full-bodied, yet extraordinarily well-delineated wine offers the rare combination of power and complexity. It is an amazingly thick Cuvee Madame that suffers only in comparison with its surrounding siblings.


Robert Parker, The Wine Advocate, September 1994, 96/100

About the Winery

English fortress built in the 13th century, this citadel whose square tower is typical of the military constructions of the time, became a vineyard in 1643. A time property of the Lur-Saluces family, it housed the stables of the Château d'Yquem, transformed today into a winery. Vertical wine presses from the 1920s, a 14th century chapel and the paved courtyard personalize the property.

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