Chateau les Sablines Monbazillac Bordeaux 2009



Bordeaux Tasting, wine #7

Chateau les Sablines Monbazillac Bordeaux 2009

 

Monbazillac is an appellation within Bordeaux for sweet wine covering nearly 2000 hectares of vineyards in the village of Monbazillac in southwest France. The wines produced are a blend of Sémillon, Sauvignon Blanc and Muscadelle and are similar to that of the more expensive Sauternes; however there is a higher amount of Muscadelle in Monbazillac wines. Dating back to 1833, Château Les Sablines is located in the heart of the Dordogne and practices Viticulture Raisonnée, a French initiative that began in 1993 to clean up vineyards, especially in Champagne. In addition to having an emphasis on protecting the environment and using natural practices, the method includes not using chemicals in the vineyard and preserving the soil and natural ecosystem.

 

Deep yellow in colour, sweet, tropical aromas of honeysuckle, apricot and passionfruit radiated from the glass. Concentrated flavours of apricot, peach, honey and traces of orange blossom abounded in the light to medium body. A fresh acidity kept each sip light and refreshing, whilst cozy traces of cinnamon and honey lingered between each decadent sip. Delightfully summery and fantastically sweet, this is a wonderful glass with both desert and appetizers. [Especially tasty with salty cheeses as the sweetness mellows and the cheese will really pop!]

 

Blend of Sémillon, Sauvignon Blanc and Muscadelle
Monbazillac/ Bordeaux
France
Mis en Bouteille au Château [Estate Bottled]
13% Alcohol
$16 [average price]
Enjoy now thru 2019

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