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2013 Morlet Billet Doux Late Harvest 375ml
375 ml bottle of 2013 Morlet Billet Doux late harvest semillon and sauvignon blanc dessert wine from the Alexander Valley of Sonoma County California


 
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2013 Morlet Billet Doux Late Harvest | Alexander Valley Sonoma California 375ml


65% Semillon 31% Sauvignon Blanc 4% Muscat a Petits Grains

Growing in the gravelly soil of an ancient riverbed in the beautiful Alexander Valley, the old vines benefit from hot afternoons and cool, foggy mornings, favorable for the development of Botrytis (Noble Rot). Extremely small yields in the Semillon, Sauvignon Blanc and Muscat vineyards lead to the immensely concentrated fruit. Just as one receives a note from one's sweetheart, we present this wine as a precious 'Love Note' or 'Billet Doux'.
Deep crystal clear gold. Intense and complex bouquet of dry apricot, peche de vigne and Reine Claude yellow plum intermixed with notes of quince, honey, Muscat and a hint of sweet vanilla. Full bodied, the palate is reminiscent of the nose, with a creamy sweet texture and a great intensity. The large amount of sugar and glycerin creates a highlighted viscosity. Along with the wine's great concentration, richness and opulence, the classical aromatic complexity reveals a flamboyant yet harmonious ensemble, leading to a very long, complex, and smooth finish. | Morlet Family Vineyards

...from vines planted in 1953 and harvested with plenty of botrytis, was barrel fermented and checks in with 125 grams of residual sugar. This beauty has lots of honeyed orange blossom, lychee, and caramelized citrus aromas and hits the palate with full-bodied richness, beautiful sweetness, and a balanced, clean, lengthy finish. It will stand beside any number of Sauternes and is another brilliant wine from this talented winemaker.
| 96 points, Jeb Dunnuck for jebdunnuck.com

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