2015 Château Lamothe Despujols Sauternes Wine Tasting Note


2015 Château Lamothe Despujols  (Sauternes) 87

A lighter styled sweet wine that is best served chilled as an aperitif. It can also work well with spicy or savory courses as the level of sweetness is not all that high. Instead, here you find light orange tropical fruits and citrus with a bit of honey and a bright finish.

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

Chateau Lamothe Despujols 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 Despujols 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 Despujols, and frankly, all Sauternes, temperature is more important than decanting.

Serving Chateau Lamothe Despujols with Wine and Food Pairings

Chateau Lamothe Despujols 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 Despujols 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 Despujols 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 Despujols.