Château Bastor Lamontagne 2012
The vintage has a modern profile, with aromas of acacia and ripe fruit, very fat but with a nice freshness on the palate, with notes of candied fruit, is to be enjoyed on its own.
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L’avis de notre expert
"Climatic conditions have complicated the elaboration of the 2012 vintage. We had to be very rigorous in the selection of the berries to obtain a quality wine. Thanks to the team's efforts we have succeeded in taking up the challenge to offer you a beautiful vintage".
After a particularly rainy winter, the budburst took place evenly at the beginning of April. The cool, wet spring, which lasted until the end of June, caused a significant delay in flowering, which took place in a chaotic manner. The favourable weather conditions in July (heat and lack of rain) and to a lesser extent in August gave us renewed confidence. After a cool and damp start to the month, a sudden rise in temperatures from 20 September onwards caused a generalised invasion of botrytis, which enabled us to start harvesting from 26 September onwards. The first selections took place in optimal conditions, until the heavy rainfall of October 6th and 7th, which penalized the end of the harvest, which was completed on October 18th.
Beautiful intense gold
A delicate floral and tart nose
Great fullness in the mouth with notes of white fruits (peach, pear) and candied apricots. Beautiful ensemble, nervous and racy, a fine promise of the vintage.
Comment le servir ?
Duck, Asian flavoured dishes
Blue-veined cheese, fresh goat's cheese
Dark chocolate or tangy desserts
20% Sauvignon Blanc
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"The magic of fat sauternes, tender with sweetness, finding their balance in a luminous acidity. Even if the body is not imposing, it has charm, elegance and lightness on a beautiful length. »
Often described as "modern Sauternes", Château Bastor-Lamontagne favours freshness and harmony. Less concentrated than some of its peers, it is a "relaxed" Sauternes as an aperitif and at the beginning of a meal, which retains all its capacity for ageing thanks to its beautiful freshness.