Chateau Bastor Lamontagne - Sauternes - white - 1998 - 750 ml
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WHAT THE CRITICS ARE SAYING
“The 1998 Bastor-Lamontagne is pale to medium gold in color and scented of lanolin, petrol and honeyed toast with a core of lemon marmalade and beeswax plus a waft of musk perfume. The palate is rich and unctuous, showing a lot of evolution though still possessing fruit, finishing earthy and long.” Lisa Perrotti, The Wine Advocate
Located in Preignac, one of the five communes in the Sauternes appellation, Château Bastor-Lamontagne has 52 hectares of vineyards in a single block on siliceous-gravel soil that produces rich, vigorous wines.
The estate takes its name from Chevalier de la Montaigne, a councillor of the Bordeaux Parliament who became the owner in 1711. It was named “Bastore” on Belleyme’s famous late 18th century map, and was already quite large. The château took on greater importance in the 19th century thanks to Amédée Larrieu, who also ownedChâteau Haut-Brion in Pessac.
Château Bastor-Lamontagne has always given priority to fruit expression and balance. Often considered a “modern Sauternes”, it is elegant, harmonious, and enjoyable at any time of the day. Although it can age very well, Bastor-Lamontagne is also delicious young thanks to its vivaciousness and finesse.
A new chapter in the château’s history was begun in 2014 when the property was acquired by the Moulin and Cathiard families, who have brought with them considerable enthusiasm and experience.
Area under wine: 52 hectares
Production: 60-80,000 bottles
Soil: Siliceous-gravel and clay-gravel
Grape varieties: 80 % Sémillon, 20 % Sauvignon
Barrel ageing: 16 months (new barrels: 30%)