Friday 5 October 2018

1949 Château Bastor Lamontagne

1949 Château Bastor Lamontagne
This 69 year old Sauternes actually needed some air to really open up and delivering notes of wet aspahlt, handcream, wet concrete, dried orange peel, saffron and a spot on scent of that glue I used as a kid when I tried to assemble some model plane or a tank! A lovely depth and complexity that only age can give. Very, very good.
The taste is more dry than the nose leads you to believe, with notes of candied tangerines, dry glue, sage and gravel. Medium long, balanced and fine. Ends semi dry. Good bottles will surely live for another 10+ years.
89p   (tasted 2018/09)

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