This has a very rich, almost decadent nose with pineapple, almond, orange blossom and honey. The palate is rich with an admirable level of botrytis, well balanced with a fine sense of underlying minerality that defines the caressing, spice-tinged finish. Good potential. This is a Bastor-Lamontagne that is rediscovering form. Bravo!
Château Bastor-Lamontagne, 2005 A.O.C. Sauternes, Bordeaux, France
Bastor-Lamontagne is also an excellent introduction to the world famous Sauternes style - matured in small oak barriques (25% new) for 15 months - and packed with lusciously sweet, honeyed fruit (from 35-year-old vines) - it’s a real opportunity to taste a great vintage at a great price.
Home to many of the world's finest wines, Bordeaux has a whole range of delicious, affordable and sensational offerings. The vibrant dry whites made from Sauvignon Blanc and Sémillon are of consistently high quality and ideal for summer parties.The Bordeaux region is divided by the Garonne and Dordogne rivers. On the 'left bank' of the Gironde, the Médoc area makes red wines mainly from Cabernet Sauvignon grapes. Usually they're blended with one or two other grape varieties...
Description of this Sauternes This is a very interesting Sauternes wine, both for its quality, which without being a premier cru classé, allows it to rival the second wines and for its very reasonable price. With an exceptional quality-price ratio, this Sauternes deserves your attention, and will put you on the right tracks for discovering the first wines.