WE 92 Pts - According to Wine Enthusiast - Named for the Grassa family, which settled in the Château du Tariquet in 1912, this is made from a blend of Ugni Blanc and Baco grapes. Here, a heady vanilla tone mixes with a fresh apple flavor, leading to a hint of rich butterscotch and a surprisingly delicate white-flower note on the finish. Pair with tarte Tatin.
Aged in oak barrels for 15 years, Tariquet's XO has aromas of candied apricot, honeyed almonds, and freshly baked bread. Fresh, supple and well-rounded on the palate, revealing a subtle union of vanilla oak and fruit. Good length, with the aromas of dried fruit and toast on the finish. 40% ABV.