Sunday, 28 September 2008

Chateau Laville - Sauternes 2003

I received this as a gift some time ago and have been waiting for the right opportunity to open it. Such an occasion occurred when friends J&J came over for dinner. A rather fine mackerel pate, followed by a sea food paella was nicely finished off with french style home made tarts (purchased from Clarks in Bruntsfield).
Sweet pastry, sweet apple and a coating of syrup was crying out to be accompanied by the Sauternes.

It's clear and sharp, a deep golden colour with tears that cling to the sides of the glass.

On the nose, a clean pronounced aroma, fully developed of cinnamon, honey, lychee, apricots and raisins.

It has a luscious feel and the palate fills with honey, nutmeg and stewed apricots.

"It's like drinking apricot juice but boozy with honey" commented J1

A delightful match and delightful end to the meal.


Miles said...

where did you get this wine? nobody seems yto stock it although I read a review that said it was M and S.


Madame Vin said...

This was a gift, I've asked the person who bought it me and they can't remember! Nicolas is a possibility.