2011 Château Lamothe Guignard Sauternes Bordeaux France Wine Tasting Note

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2011 Château Lamothe Guignard  (Sauternes) 88
Lighter-styled, sweet wine with a strong lean to the orange, mango, and marmalade side of the style range that is already fully developed. This will be at its best over the next few years. Drink from 2022-2027.

Lighter-styled, sweet wine with a strong lean to the orange, mango, and marmalade side of the style range that is already fully developed. This will be at its best over the next few years. Drink from 2022-2027.

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When to Drink Chateau Lamothe Guignard, Anticipated Maturity, Decanting Time

Chateau Lamothe Guignard can be enjoyed on the young side with no decanting. In fact, it is delicious and quite a treat young, even on release! However, Chateau Lamothe Guignard is better with age and does not reach full maturity until it's between 9-20 years of age, or in some years, perhaps even longer in the best vintages!

With Chateau Lamothe Guignard, and frankly, all Sauternes, the temperature is more important than decanting.

Serving Chateau Lamothe Guignard with Wine and Food Pairings

Chateau Lamothe Guignard is best served at 14 degrees Celsius, 57 degrees Fahrenheit. The cool, almost cellar temperature gives the wine more freshness and lift. The wine will naturally warm in the glass, while it develops more aromatic complexities and fleshes out. Chateau Lamothe Guignard can be served with seafood dishes, especially shellfish, lobster, crab, and oysters on the half shell.

Foie gras is a perfect pairing with its natural sweet, salty and savory characteristics. Chateau Lamothe Guignard can also be paired with roasted chicken, veal, and pork dishes that are either spicy or prepared with a touch of sweetness. Spicy Asian cuisine, raw fish, like sushi or sashimi, and cheese, both hard and soft also make great pairings with Chateau Lamothe Guignard.

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