Wine Advocate, 93 Points. The 1997 Coteaux du Layon St. Aubin Clos des Bois* reveals a gold color and a nose filled with a myriad of jellied fruits. It is thick, syrupy, dense, and heavy. This full-bodied wine has layer upon layer of super-concentrated and viscous yellow fruits that coat the taster's palate. As one of the "sugar hunters", there is no doubting the extraordinary, absolutely mind-boggling, levels of ripeness he attains, nor the tireless work that goes into every wine crafted at this estate. It has more in common with a sweet Sherry such as Lustau's Pedro Jimenez than with other sweet Loire Valley wines
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