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Tuesday, 13 May 2014

Les Remparts de Bastor Lamontagne 2009, Sauternes - Waitrose

A classy Bordeaux sticky from Waitrose, recommended by Anne Jones

Sauternes is the sweet wine of Bordeaux; at its best, one of the great wines of the world.

Golden sandy yellow, musky aromas of roasted peaches and sweet spice. Sweet, ripe citrussy pineapple and baked apple fruit sprinkled with sweet spices and dried yellow stone fruit. Waxy glycerol texture, floral aromas and a touch of heather honey and beeswax.

Savoury underpinnings and a long, persistent finish. Very adept, complex and well-balanced; a very assured performance.

Very Good.

Match with chicken liver pate starters or lemon mousse dessert. Just possibly, wild boar sausages with roast chestnuts and celeriac puree might work as a main too. Or mature cheddar.

£11.99 (half-bottle) from Waitrose; provided for review.

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