Bastor-Lamontagne Sauternes 2001

Chateau Bastor-Lamontagne, Sauternes 2001 This wine displays lots of tropical fruit in the nose, a sense of bananas and pineapple mixed with the mineral edge of appropriate volatility, though too much for some of the class. In the mouth, there is caramel, warmth and citrus fruits. This Sauternes is of a more moderate richness level, less sweet than its densest cousins. The property is planted to 80% Semillon, 17% Sauvignon Blanc and 3% Muscadelle, averaging 37 years old. The wine is fermented in barrel, 15% of which is new oak. The wine is then aged in oak for 13-18 months. Mis en bouteille a Preignac 14% $34.99 at Bottle Barn Chateau Bastor-Lamontagne

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Ray Johnson is the Executive Director of the Wine Business Institute at Sonoma State University. He writes about food and wine, his travels and the business of wine. He makes his home in Sonoma County, California.
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