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Top wines from Sauternes

This is a list of the top wines from Sauternes based on the ratings they received from professional reviewers.

Château d'Yquem

Château d'Yquem
Château d'Yquem

144 ratings, average: 91/100 points. We list 168 offers with a price range of € 65.67-€ 177,523.12.

Château Doisy-Daëne

Château Doisy-Daëne L'Extravagant
Château Doisy-Daëne L'Extravagant

19 ratings, average: 96/100 points. We list 22 offers with a price range of € 152.88-€ 4,250.47.

Château Doisy-Daëne
Château Doisy-Daëne

42 ratings, average: 90/100 points. We list 53 offers with a price range of € 13.38-€ 12,884.13.

Château Suduiraut

Château Suduiraut
Château Suduiraut

41 ratings, average: 91/100 points. We list 40 offers with a price range of € 21.97-€ 682.48.

Château Suduiraut Crème de Tête
Château Suduiraut Crème de Tête

4 ratings, average: 92/100 points. We list 2 offers with a price range of € 1,580.29-€ 2,357.50.

Château Lafaurie-Peyraguey

Château Lafaurie-Peyraguey
Château Lafaurie-Peyraguey

35 ratings, average: 91/100 points. We list 12 offers with a price range of € 16.23-€ 229.74.

Château Guiraud

Château Guiraud
Château Guiraud

31 ratings, average: 91/100 points. We list 49 offers with a price range of € 14.34-€ 656.68.

Château du Coy

Château du Coy
27 ratings, average: 92/100 points. We list 27 offers with a price range of € 16.87-€ 359.92.

Château de Fargues

Château de Fargues
Château de Fargues

22 ratings, average: 93/100 points. We list 3 offers with a price range of € 38.24-€ 922.30.

Château de Malle

Château de Malle
Château de Malle

31 ratings, average: 90/100 points. We list 8 offers with a price range of € 13.35-€ 129.35.

Château La Tour Blanche

Château La Tour Blanche
Château La Tour Blanche

24 ratings, average: 91/100 points. We list 6 offers with a price range of € 16.23-€ 201.02.

Château Rieussec

Château Rieussec
Château Rieussec

17 ratings, average: 92/100 points. We list 41 offers with a price range of € 26.12-€ 5,484.33.

Château de Rayne-Vigneau

Château de Rayne-Vigneau
Château de Rayne-Vigneau

25 ratings, average: 90/100 points. We list 15 offers with a price range of € 13.35-€ 281.19.

Château Rabaud-Promis

Château Rabaud-Promis
Château Rabaud-Promis

23 ratings, average: 90/100 points. We list 22 offers with a price range of € 18.07-€ 5,574.31.

Cru Peyraguey

Cru Peyraguey
15 ratings, average: 91/100 points. We list 40 offers with a price range of € 30.64-€ 6,119.82.

Château Lafon

Château Lafon
15 ratings, average: 90/100 points. We list 5 offers with a price range of € 28.89-€ 65.66.

Château Sigalas Rabaud

Château Sigalas Rabaud
Château Sigalas Rabaud

15 ratings, average: 90/100 points. We list 3 offers with a price range of € 23.11-€ 129.35.

Château de Myrat

Château de Myrat
Château de Myrat

12 ratings, average: 91/100 points. We list 5 offers with a price range of € 12.61-€ 46.36.

Château Bastor-Lamontagne

Château Bastor-Lamontagne
Château Bastor-Lamontagne

21 ratings, average: 88/100 points. We list 18 offers with a price range of € 20.06-€ 545.51.

Duc de Sauternes

Duc de Sauternes
20 ratings, average: 88/100 points. We list 110 offers with a price range of € 11.34-€ 7,004.64.

Château Lamothe Guignard

Château Lamothe Guignard
Château Lamothe Guignard

13 ratings, average: 90/100 points. We list 1 offer with a price of € 34.88

Château d'Arche

Château d'Arche
Château d'Arche

11 ratings, average: 90/100 points. We list 1 offer with a price of € 11.44

Château Clos Haut-Peyraguey

Château Clos Haut-Peyraguey
Château Clos Haut-Peyraguey

11 ratings, average: 90/100 points. We list 3 offers with a price range of € 16.23-€ 47.66.

Château Gilette

Château Gilette Crème de Tête
Château Gilette Crème de Tête

4 ratings, average: 95/100 points. We list 3 offers with a price range of € 56.91-€ 372.12.

Castelnau de Suduiraut

Castelnau de Suduiraut
Castelnau de Suduiraut

7 ratings, average: 92/100 points. We list 7 offers with a price range of € 70.86-€ 612.03.

Château Raymond-Lafon

Château Raymond-Lafon
Château Raymond-Lafon

10 ratings, average: 90/100 points. We list 4 offers with a price range of € 28.15-€ 656.68.

Château Filhot

Château Filhot
Château Filhot

11 ratings, average: 88/100 points. We list 11 offers with a price range of € 9.52-€ 399.16.

Château Liot

Château Liot
Château Liot

3 ratings, average: 89/100 points. We list 2 offers with a price range of € 16.51-€ 74.79.

Map of Sauternes

Grapes and blends used in Sauternes

Sémillon-Sauvignon Blanc Blend: 85%,Sémillon: 12%,Sauvignon Blanc: 1%

Wine types in Sauternes

White - Sweet/Dessert: 97%, Red: 1%, White: 1%

The Sauternes region produces sweet white wines. The sweetness is caused by a fungus that develops on the grape during the moist fall. The fungus extracts water from the grape and the grape shrivels, thereby increasing the concentration of the grape juice. At the same time, they have an effect on the taste of the juice. It leads to a wine that is very sweet and aromatic, with tropical fruits in the palate. 

Producing such a wine is very risky. Rain during the harvest may cause real rot instead of noble rot that makes the grapes unsuitable for producing wine. Also, the noble rot does not attack the whole vineyard at the same time. Some bunches may be covered with it while others, at the same vine, may not. To make the best possible wine, grapes have to be harvested in several batches, and even then the bunches are selected by hand. This of course is very labor intensive. Together with the low yields that result from the shriveling of the grapes, this means the production price of a high quality Sauternes is amongst the highest in the world.

The 1855 classification gave Château d'Yquem the status of "Premier grand Cru Supérieur", the only one with the "supérieur" appended to the "Premier grand Cru" as if to say it is a class apart. Indeed it is, even today d'Yquem is the unrivaled number 1 in Sauternes.

Premier Cru Classé status was given to the following wineries:

Château Rieussec, Château Guiraud, Château La Tour Blanche, Château Lafaurie Peyraguey, Château de Rayne-Vigneau, Château Sigalas Rabaud, Château Rabaud-Promis, Clos Haut Peyraguey and Château Suduiraut. Château Climens and Château Coutet were also rewarded a Premier Cru Classé status but belong to Barsac.

Producers that make wines from Sauternes or subregions

Château d'Yquem1 wine out of 1 are from Sauternes
Duc de Sauternes1 wine out of 1 are from Sauternes
Château Doisy-Daëne2 wines out of 4 are from Sauternes
Le Tertre Du Lys D'Or1 wine out of 1 are from Sauternes
Château Rieussec3 wines out of 5 are from Sauternes
Château Guiraud1 wine out of 3 are from Sauternes
Château Suduiraut5 wines out of 6 are from Sauternes
Cru Peyraguey1 wine out of 1 are from Sauternes
Château du Coy1 wine out of 1 are from Sauternes
Château Rabaud-Promis1 wine out of 1 are from Sauternes
Château Bastor-Lamontagne2 wines out of 2 are from Sauternes
Le Dragon1 wine out of 1 are from Sauternes
Château de Rayne-Vigneau2 wines out of 4 are from Sauternes
Château Lafaurie-Peyraguey1 wine out of 1 are from Sauternes
Château Filhot3 wines out of 3 are from Sauternes
Château de Malle2 wines out of 3 are from Sauternes
Castelnau de Suduiraut1 wine out of 1 are from Sauternes
Unknown2 wines out of 254 are from Sauternes
Château La Tour Blanche2 wines out of 4 are from Sauternes
Château de Myrat1 wine out of 1 are from Sauternes
Château Lafon1 wine out of 16 are from Sauternes
Société Agricole Vinicole d'Exploitation2 wines out of 3 are from Sauternes
Waitrose1 wine out of 7 are from Sauternes
Château Raymond-Lafon1 wine out of 1 are from Sauternes
Château Sigalas Rabaud2 wines out of 2 are from Sauternes
Justices1 wine out of 1 are from Sauternes
La Chapelle de Lafaurie-Peyraguey1 wine out of 1 are from Sauternes
Bichot1 wine out of 1 are from Sauternes
Château Clos Haut-Peyraguey1 wine out of 1 are from Sauternes
Château de Fargues1 wine out of 2 are from Sauternes
Château Gilette3 wines out of 3 are from Sauternes
Château Laribotte1 wine out of 1 are from Sauternes
Château Petit Védrines1 wine out of 2 are from Sauternes
Cru Barréjats4 wines out of 4 are from Sauternes
Rousset-Peyraguey3 wines out of 3 are from Sauternes
Château Lamothe1 wine out of 5 are from Sauternes
Château Liot1 wine out of 2 are from Sauternes
Clos Dady1 wine out of 1 are from Sauternes
Commanderie du Bontemps1 wine out of 3 are from Sauternes
Barton & Guestier1 wine out of 73 are from Sauternes
Château Caillou2 wines out of 2 are from Sauternes
Château d'Arche2 wines out of 4 are from Sauternes
Château d'Armajan des Ormes2 wines out of 2 are from Sauternes
Château du Hayot Andoyse1 wine out of 1 are from Sauternes
Château Ducasse1 wine out of 2 are from Sauternes
Château Dudon1 wine out of 1 are from Sauternes
Château Grillon1 wine out of 2 are from Sauternes
Château Haut-Mayne1 wine out of 2 are from Sauternes
Château La Fleur d'Or1 wine out of 2 are from Sauternes
Château Lamothe Guignard1 wine out of 1 are from Sauternes
Château Lamourette1 wine out of 1 are from Sauternes
Château Miselle1 wine out of 1 are from Sauternes
Château Partarrieu1 wine out of 1 are from Sauternes
Château Pineau du Rey1 wine out of 1 are from Sauternes
Château Romer du Hayot1 wine out of 1 are from Sauternes
Château Roumieu3 wines out of 3 are from Sauternes
Château Saint Michel1 wine out of 3 are from Sauternes
Château Simon1 wine out of 3 are from Sauternes
Château Villefranche1 wine out of 1 are from Sauternes
Clos du Roy1 wine out of 3 are from Sauternes
Clos Fontaine1 wine out of 1 are from Sauternes
Dourthe3 wines out of 17 are from Sauternes
Dulong1 wine out of 8 are from Sauternes
Haut Charmes1 wine out of 1 are from Sauternes
Les Remparts de Bastor2 wines out of 2 are from Sauternes
Les Sables d'Or1 wine out of 1 are from Sauternes
Alexis Lichine1 wine out of 18 are from Sauternes
Androquet1 wine out of 1 are from Sauternes
Baron de Gravelines1 wine out of 3 are from Sauternes
Baron Philippe de Rothschild2 wines out of 59 are from Sauternes
Baron Philippe de Rothschild Matilde1 wine out of 1 are from Sauternes
Barton&Guestier1 wine out of 2 are from Sauternes
Bellvue1 wine out of 1 are from Sauternes
Berry Bros.1 wine out of 18 are from Sauternes
Boubée1 wine out of 2 are from Sauternes
Brassens-Guiteronde1 wine out of 1 are from Sauternes
Calvet1 wine out of 19 are from Sauternes
Carmes de Rieussec1 wine out of 1 are from Sauternes
Château Barbier1 wine out of 1 are from Sauternes
Château Barrau1 wine out of 1 are from Sauternes
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