Sauternes and Chinese Takeaway!
Sauternes and Chinese food are a superb match! In the video below we taste different Chinese dishes from my local takeaway in Bordeaux with Sauternes from three different decades – some 2008 Lafaurie-Peyraguey, a 1999 de Malle and a fabulous 1989 Coutet. We even try some Tokaji from Hungary as a comparison.
The conclusions? Conveniently, as most Chinese food (especially from a takeaway) arrives at the table at the same time, Sauternes goes with the full range of Chinese dishes, from the milder more delicate soups to the full-on spicy meat dishes.
Younger Sauternes is particularly flexible and I’d particularly recommend any of the following from our January Sale:
Maybe we’ve started a new trend? I hope so! Bill Blatch