Sauternes, like Champagne, has a wine making tradition that is coveted, imitated and patentable. In Sauternes like their whites sweet, and have them calibrated perfectly to match with foie-gras and other such delicacies – and it is refreshing to have a sweet wine during the appetizer, not just riding shotgun with dessert. It is worth mentioning that this wine is an organic wine. I picked up a bit of an alcohol smell similar to what you might get with a grappa with some toasted pistachios. Taste wise autumn harvested apples and pears coated the tongue – I was a big fan of how this wine (like a number of other good Sauternes) had texture that straddles rich an viscous. I even found that the wine had a welcome warmth on the back of the throat.
This wine attacks you with all the energy of fat lazy cat, rolling its neck around your lap begging for more ear rubs. It purrs along like Molly Johnson sings the bluesy Jazz.
Leave a comment and me know what wine you would match with this music.
Part 4/5 in the 2010 BottleDJ Fall Classic Focus On Bordeaux.