2019 Semillon/Sauvignon Blanc, The Accomplice, Riverina, Australia
Fresh, fruity, easy drinking dry white wine. Citrus and tropical flavours on the nose. The palate is balanced, ending with lively acidity.
2019 Château Bastor-Lamontagne 'Confidence', Bordeaux Blanc, France
What a stunning example of a Sauvignon blend (both Blanc and Gris), plus a little Semillon. This dry wine from a famous Sauternes estate is wonderfully fruity and herbal.
The Sauvignon Blanc grape, which is the majority in the wine blend, is distinguished by its freshness, finesse and liveliness. The Sauvignon Gris is synonymous with aromatic power while the Semillon harvested at its final maturity (just before the appearance of Botrytis) reveals all its roundness. In the winery, anxious to protect the aromas of the berries, the cellar master carries out a light pressing, followed by precise settling at a controlled temperature. The wine is matured on fine lees in 300-litre barrels, only part of which are made of new wood, to preserve freshness. Regular stirring of the lees is carried out during the 8 months preceding the skilful blending of these three Bordeaux grape varieties.
half bottle - 2016 Chateau Bastor-Lamontagne, Sauternes, Bordeaux, France
A fabulous wine from an exceptional Sauternes estate, Chateau Bastor Lamontagne. Luscious and sweet, yet with a lively acidity that gives it freshness and vibrancy.
half bottle - 2014 Les Remparts de Chateau Bastor-Lamontagne, Sauternes, Bordeaux, France
The "Le Remparts de Bastor" is a dessert wines made from young Semillon, Muscadet and Sauvignon vines from the Chateau Bastor Lamontagne estate. The bouquet has perfumes of sweet spices, honey and orange blossom and the taste is rich and balanced, persistent and fresh. It's a great value Sauternes.
2016 Les Remparts de Bastor-Lamontagne, Sauternes
Located in Preignac, one of the five communes in the Sauternes appellation, Château Bastor-Lamontagne has 52 hectares of vineyards in a single block on siliceous-gravel soil that produces rich, vigorous wines.
Château Bastor-Lamontagne has always given priority to fruit expression and balance. Often considered a “modern Sauternes”, it is elegant, harmonious, and enjoyable at any time of the day. Although it can age very well, Bastor-Lamontagne is also delicious young thanks to its vivaciousness and finesse.
This is the estate's second wine, and as such is a little lighter and fresher in style, but still with a lovely mouthfilling richness. This wine is made to be drunk within about 6 years of the vintage when the tropical fruit flavours are still fresh and lively.
half bottle - 2015 Semillon Straw Wine, Vergelegen, Stellenbosch, South Africa
half bottle - 2015 Chateau Padouen, Sauternes, Bordeaux, France
A great value Sauternes from the team behind the more famous Chateau d'Arche. It's rich and honeyed, with a great concentration of flavour.