Many wines are called the 'Wine of Kings' but that is literally true of Château Bastor Lamontagne. The estate once belonged to Louis XV, until he sold it to Vincent de la Montaigne, adviser to the parliament of Bordeaux, in 1711. But it was not until the Larrieu family (owners of Haut-Brion at the time) took over the property in 1839 that the estate's reputation for superb sweet wines was established.
Château Bastor-Lamontagne is a first-class estate located in the commune of Preignac in Sauternes. Cince 1936 it has been owned by Crédit Foncier. Its 50 hectares of vineyards border those of Château Suduiraut and are planted with 80% Sémillon and 20% Sauvignon Blanc.
Bastor Lamontagne's wine is fermented in a combination of stainless steel and oak barrels and is then matured in small oak barriques (25% new) for 15 months. Typically it is medium to full-bodied and packed with lusciously sweet, honeyed fruit. Bastor Lamontagne can be drunk young, though develops further complexity with 5-10 years of cellaring.