2017 Château de Myrat Sauternes Bordeaux France Wine Tasting Note

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2017 Château de Myrat  (Sauternes) 92

A charming, early maturing, forward sweet wine that already expresses its honey-coated, candied citrus and floral character. Perfectly balanced between its honeyed sweetness and fresh, lively acidities, you can enjoy this now for its honeyed purity, or age it for secondary development. 92 Points

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When to Drink Chateau de Myrat, Anticipated Maturity, Decanting Time

Chateau de Myrat can be enjoyed on the young side with no decanting. In fact, it is delicious and quite a treat young, even on release! However, like all great wines, Chateau de Myrat is much better with age and does not reach full maturity until it's at least 8-12 years of age, or in some years, perhaps even longer in the best vintages!

With Chateau de Myrat and frankly, all Sauternes, the temperature is more important than decanting.

Serving Chateau de Myrat with Wine and Food Pairings

Chateau de Myrat 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 de Myrat 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 de Myrat 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 de Myrat.