Rolland and Rhubarb
The wine is a classic sauternes from an up and coming small producer. It has a nice golden colour and intense aromas of dry fruit such as apricots and figs with soft spices. On the palate, the wine is very elegant and well-balanced. Crisp, minerals and clean botritys. A fantastic sweet wine!! 2007 was a difficult/patchy year for some red producers but was very good for the dessert wines of Sauternes/Barsac. One of France's main wine guides Gilbert & Gaillard gave this wine 90/100 and described it as.. " Golden hue. Intense nose mingling dried fruit, citrus and exotic fruits (mango, pineapple). Abundant freshness on the palate tones down the concentration. Long-lasting aromas, simultaneously exotic, crisp and spicy."
All in all a great dish, great match and a great finish to a wonderful Melbourne Wine and Food Festival event.