Ch. Bastor Lamontagne 2007 Sauternes

Posted by Keith Wallace

Château Bastor-Lamontagne is not Château d’Yquem. It’s not one of the elite estates of the Sauternes region of Bordeaux. However, this producer offers up a consistently great quality-to-value, a rarity in the region.  Considering that Château d’Yquem costs upwards of  $800 a bottle, what Bastor-Lamontagne offers becomes ever more attractive.

The 2007 vintage was wonderful for Sauternes, which requires a cooler and wetter summer than any other style of wine.  The bright acidity and ripe sweetness of the 2007s are on par with the wonderful 2001 vintage and possibly the nearly perfect 2009 vintage.

Scents of lemon curd and maraschino cherry dominate the nose. The crispness of ginger and pineapple comes through with white fruit and honey on the palate that finishes with a tart lift that offers a refreshing lemon and grapefruit finish. The finish is long and superb—very well-made dessert wine.  I suggest you decant these Sauternes or at least pop the cork for a half-hour before serving.

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