2018 Bastor-Lamontagne (Sauternes)

Preignac, Barsac & Sauternes, Bordeaux FRANCE
Wine Style
Dominant Grape
Farming Style
Closure Style
drink or keep
Bottle Size
Case Quantity
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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