Grapelive Pick of the Day
By Kerry Winslow
2009 Morlet Semillon “Billet Doux” Late Harvest Sweet Wine. (375 ml)
This is Luc Morlet’s latest work and the results are very satisfying if not wonderful for this little gem. While not quite Chateau D’ Yquem, it is a sweet wine of massive appeal and quality. Aged in new oak barrels and naturally fermented this wine is developing nicely and is thick with noble rot goodness, but still balanced with freshness and stone fruit. The nose is honeyed with citrus and yellow peach notes while the sweet palate has lemon, apricot and candied dried fruits. A great wine to finish any meal and or have with Foie Gras, though it should prove hard to get and may only be offered to his mailing list.
($85 Est.) 94 Points, grapelive