Non-dessert usage of Sweet Bordeaux wines was the thrust of a recent online virtual tasting in which I was invited to take part. #GoGoldenBordeaux even supplied some tasty and savory treats to pair with the wines, just to reinforce the "opposites attract" method of wine pairing. Snooth hosted the event, with Master of Wine Mary Gorman-McAdams also taking part.
Château Lapinesse Cuvee Lapinesse Sauternes 2016
Sixth-generation winegrowers David and Laurent Siozard are in charge at Château Lapinesse in Sauternes. Their estate is actually in the sub-appellation of Barsac, although they bottle as Sauternes.
This yellow-gold wine sweetens without overdoing it. A honeyed fruit nose with an earthy overlay leads to a palate that shows sugar with a slightly tart side. The acidity is nice, but not ripping. The finish goes a bit flat. Still, a very nice wine from a region where it’s had to go wrong.