2009 Sauternes by the Riverside
Sometimes even I think opening a bottle of Sauternes can be a bit daunting. It’s somehow easier to open a bottle of red for lunch or to take some dry white along on a picnic. It really shouldn’t be like that though as this clip shows – you can drink Sauternes anywhere and at any time.
On Friday Steve and I were enjoying a day’s fishing, trying our best to relieve a chalk stream of some unwanted pike. An unsuccessful morning meant lunch and a glass of wine or two was much needed. I had a selection of red and white Bordeaux in my car boot but, as many of you will have recently taken delivery of your 2009 Sauternes it seemed a good idea to try some Chateau Climens and Chateau Guiraud alongside our sandwiches just let you know how they are tasting.
It’s something that I should do more often and I’d encourage anyone to do the same – Sauternes can help to make the most of the most mundane meal or occasion and always puts a smile on my face.
We never did catch any pike but the river keeper very kindly provided us with some crayfish for our efforts which we had for supper – more about that later. Steve thinks that the clip below might explain why the fish weren’t biting! Bill Blatch
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