2018 Bastor-Lamontagne (Sauternes)

Origin
Preignac, Barsac & Sauternes, Bordeaux FRANCE
Colour
white
Wine Style
sweet
Dominant Grape
Semillon
Farming Style
organic
Closure Style
cork
Maturity
young
Bottle Size
75cl
Case Quantity
6
Wine Score
93 points, Jane Anson, decanter.com, April 2019
16 points, Julia Harding, jancisrobinson.com, April 2019
88-90 points, Lisa Perrotti-Brown, robertparker.com, April 2019
88-90 points, Chris Kissack, thewinedoctor.com, April 2019
88 points, Jean-Marc Qua
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Media Reviews

Jane Anson

This is good stuff and extremely enjoyable. It`s a rich sunflower yellow in colour with aromatics that are succulent from the off. It has a silky texture with lovely lime blossom and citrus curd notes. It’s not hugely full of acidity this year but is a delicious wine with good pace through the palate and notes of orange zest on the close of play that add definition. Certified organic. 93 points

Julia Harding

80% Sémillon, 20% Sauvignon Blanc. Ripe and redolent with apricot and tropical fruit and strong almond aroma and flavour. Rich, slightly chewy but the fruit is mostly up-front so the finish is a bit short. Broad and a little spicy. 16 points

Lisa Perrotti-Brown

Pale lemon-gold colored, the 2018 Bastor-Lamontagne opens with provocative lemon marmalade, musk perfume and orange blossoms scents with hints of fresh ginger and spice cake. The palate offers mouth-coating citrus and spice flavors with a silken texture and balanced freshness, finishing savory. 88-90 points

Chris Kissack

This estate has again changed hands, having been purchased in December 2018 by Joseph Helfrich, of Grands Chais de France. The blend this year is 80% Semillon and 20% Sauvignon Blanc. The nose here is all pineapple, lychee and sweet yellow peach, with a minerally weight to it, especially on the last of several samples I tasted. The palate is broad, viscous, plump and plush, with white peach and lychee notes, and through the middle it develops a light acid core which adds a delicate freshness to it. Charming, bright and composed, a touch minerally, with a lightly pithy and phenolic finish. This is a charming if rather soft example of Bastor-Lamontagne. Tasted three times. 88-90 points

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