2015 Château Romer du Hayot Sauternes Wine Tasting Note


2015 Château Romer du Hayot  (Sauternes) 90

Medium-bodied sweet wine on the orange marmalade, tangerine side of the style range. The wine has a nice vibrancy to its honeyed orange, tropical fruit-filled character. Nice, easy-drinking sweet wine, with a zesty candied, citrus character.

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Chateau Romer du Hayot Sauternes Wine Tasting Notes, Ratings

When to Drink Chateau Romer du Hayot, Anticipated Maturity, Decanting Time

Chateau Romer du Hayot 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 Romer du Hayot 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 Romer du Hayot, and frankly, all Sauternes, temperature is more important than decanting.

Serving Chateau Romer du Hayot with Wine and Food Pairings

Chateau Romer du Hayot 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 Romer du Hayot 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 Romer du Hayot 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 Romer du Hayot.

The family owns and produces several different, little known wines in the Sauternes appellation including: Andoyse, Guiteronde du Hayot, Mayne du Hayot, Camperose du Hayot, Pebayle du Hayot, Le 2 de Romer and Delicius de Romer du Hayot.

They also own vines in the Graves Superieur appellation where they produce Mathalin du Hayot, which is a sweet wine. In the Graves appellation they make a Vin Sec, Fleur d'Andoyse.