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  • Decanting time

    3h
  • When to drink

    from 2020

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The Wine Advocate - "The 2015 Bastor-Lamontagne has a pure, honeyed, acacia-tinged bouquet that soars from the glass. The palate is well balanced with a sensual, honeyed texture, well-judged acidity and a smooth, quite concentrated finish. This is one of the best wines that I have tasted from the estate in recent years. Chapeau! Barrel Sample: 91-93 points"

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The Story

Today the château is known as a source of excellent value. Its Sauternes are carefully fermented in a combination of steel tank and barrel, before being matured for 15 months in oak (25% new). The result is a sweet wine of the highest calibre - opulent, sweet, complex yet perfectly balanced. Savour with blue cheese or a creamy fruit tart.

 

The estate takes its name from Chevalier de la Montaigne, a councillor of the Bordeaux Parliament who became the owner in 1711. It was named “Bastore” on Belleyme’s famous late 18th century map, and was already quite large. The château took on greater importance in the 19th century thanks to Amédée Larrieu, who also owned

Château Haut-Brion in Pessac.

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.

A new chapter in the château’s history was begun in 2014 when the property was acquired by the Moulin and Cathiard families, who have brought with them considerable enthusiasm and experience.

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Medium pale colour. Grapefruit, lime, honey, aniseed aromas. Sweet fleshy, pithy wine with generous lemon honey, aniseed flavours, bitter sweet notes, generous supple mid palate and tangy acidity. Medium viscosity and weight but very minerally and long. 93 points
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Bright golden yellow colour. Aromatic nose with sweet apricots, nougat and hints of vanilla. On the palate rich, with sweet fruit, opulent flavour and mild acidity.
  • 90p
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Preignac, Sauternes

Vintage Quality

Extraordinary

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