Saint Lannes Gourmandise
A late-harvest dessert wine, with a little influence from botrytis, from our friends at Domaine Saint Lannes. Due to the richness of the grapes at picking, it does not carry the local appellation on its label. The nose is dense and fine at the same time, revealing its intensity in layers. Notes of quince jelly, dried figs, cinnamon and honey open up to the drinker, enticing them further in. The palate is full, sweet, balanced, with omnipresent freshness. The palate reflects the aromas of the nose but is further accompanied by hints of liquorice and woody spice. A real belter of a dessert wine, despite no fortification, this is what I anticipate the love-child of Sauternes and Beaumes de Venise would produce.