Chateau Bastor-Lamontagne 2004
Chateau Bastor-Lamontagne – Sauternes
Bill Blatch: This was a vintage which, like 1997, got off to a wet start, but when the weather cleared up, just as in 1997, some great botrytis developed and 04 became a super vintage, totally ignored by the press and, with everyone preferring to buy 03 or 05, a difficult sell en primeur. Today it is the bargain vintage, just like the red 04s were a couple of years ago. This Bastor Lamontagne is absolutely ready for drinking, fully mature and also very delicate and fine. It is not tremendously rich but very quaffable and for drinking right away.
£201.40 / case