Château Nairac Sauternes 2009

Barsac (Sauternes 1er Cru), Bordeaux, France

Château Nairac Sauternes 2009

Barsac (Sauternes 1er Cru), Bordeaux, France



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Grape Varietes: Sauvignon Blanc, Sémillon Wine Style: Sweet & Fortified Winemaker: Nicolas Tari-Heeter Optimum Drinking: 2017-2040 Reviewer Rating: 95 Reviewer: Code: 102832
Estate Notes

Château Nairac is a great Barsac which combines power and concentration with elegance and vitality.

Château Nairac was founded in 1777, yet has undergone a renaissance much more recently since Nicole Tari purchased this Sauternes estate in 1971.

Thanks to Nicole's efforts and, in particular, her devotion and focus on the incredible terroir Nairac is now one of Barsac's benchmark properties. Nicole later took on winemaker François Amirault (from the Loire Valley) who took the wine to a new level, who has since been admirably succeeded by Nicole's son Nicolas Tari-Heeter.


"Nicolas Tari oversaw a sensational 2009 Chateau Nairac. It has a richer bouquet compared to the 2010 with exuberant, explosive scents of acacia honey, dried apricot and a hint of petrol that transposes the exoticism of the vintage. The palate is well-balanced with a viscous opening. There is plenty of vibrant spicy fruit, interwoven with orange rind and pineapple, leading to a beautifully focused an intense finish. Stack this high in your cellar. " Neil Martin, Robert Parker's Wine Advocate