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.
Château Bastor-Lamontagne, Sauternes, Half Bottle, 2007 Bottle
A well-sited estate near Suduiraut, Bastor-Lamontagne tends to a fresh, citrussy style of Sauternes, from about 80% Semillon, 17% Sauvignon Blanc and 3% Muscadelle. Splendid nose - oranges, pineapple and stone fruit. The palate is both fresh and creamy, with a lemon-curd and vanilla character. Smooth, harmonious and with potential. Now-2018
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...