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Chateau Lafon 2015

Chateau Lafon sits within the Yquem enclave of vineyards. Lafon is made from these vines, as well as another in Sauternes, next to the best site of Chateau Guiraud, and others spread in the nearby 'climats' of Bommes, Fargues and Preignac. Yields are the most feeble in the world of wine and the effort required to make a single bottle, which can including passing through the vineyards as many as six times, as they do at Lafon, in order to only gather the noble rot-affected grapes, often far outweighs the income.

Tasting note:
The beautiful aromas I associate with high quality young Sauternes: white peach, apricot, vanilla, new oak.  The palate is gorgeous, with those same flavours coming through. There is plenty of texture and weight and mouthfilling fruit. It's a substantial and luxurious tasting Sauternes. It will keep for over ten years, but can very much be enjoyed now. Once opened it will remain delicious for at least a week. 

Drink with:

Delicious enough to simply crack open and have a glass of now as a aperitif or at the end of  meal. Drink with duck liver pate or pure foie gras or try it with a roquefort and walnut terrine. It's also very good with melon and jambon de bayonne as starter fabulous with blue cheese, such as Fourme d'Ambert, Combalou, Gorgonzola Dolce and Roquefort. As a dessert wine, try it with tarte fine - a beautiful apple tart on thin pastry.



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