Aromas of golden honey, peach, vanilla, oak and tarte tatin. There's an excellent character of noble rot. A very pleasing texture, gives a feeling of unctuousness. It's fresh and not cloying. It delivers so much of what we enjoy in Sauternes. It can be sipped chilled after dinner on its own, perhaps with a few strawberries or slices of peach or roasted pineapple or a fine fruit tart (apple or apricot). It's also delicious with pate, scallops, duck with mango, vegetables with a confit of fennel and sweet potatoes, as well as blue cheese such as roquefort or beenleigh blue, and epoisses, when not too runny.
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.
FROM THE PRESS
“Situated in an enclave of the most famous sweet wine of all, Château d’Yquem, and also drawing on fruit from a vineyard next to Château Rieussec, this little-known estate has epic quality raw materials and, in 2016, frost reduced the crop to around a half the usual yields which makes this a particularlyconcentrated wine. I tend to drink as much Sauternes as humanly possible,knowing full well that this is the finest value sweet wine style on earth. If you are not yet up to speed with the joys of this historic wine style, then I am hoping that this temptress will get you over the line!”Matthew Jukes, Money Week