31 August 2011

Chateau Roumieu-Lacoste 2006 Sauternes


The third wine I enjoyed at Grouse Mountain Grill was Chateau Roumieu-Lacoste 2006 Sauternes, a half-bottle I chose to enjoy with our dessert course.  This was my first foray into Sauternes, and it did not disappoint.
The wine was a rich honey color, like liquid gold almost, with an intensely syrupy nose.  I found the taste to be incredibly like eating the best French toast with maple syrup, though there was a spicy backdrop to it.  The finish lasted on a honey note for a long, long time - so much so that the other diners commented on it as well!
Our table enjoyed it with several different desserts - apple bread pudding, flourless chocolate cake, bay-leaf ice cream...it matched well with all of them.  It was a great way to cap off the night.

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Books: Reading The Genius Factory by David Plotz.  Finished Squirrel Seeking Chipmunk.

Bottles: Not lately.

Writing: Beginning on second draft!

Guitar: Revisiting "Young Lust."