(2013) A full bottle of Sauternes is a decadent treat, and this one is so delicious that somehow three of us polished off almost the whole lot when I pulled this from the fridge at the end of my day of tasting. With almost a decade under its belt this shows barely a sign of development. The nose is all classic baked apple pie, marmalade and delicate tea and tobacco notes. There's a little floral lift too, before a palate that is just flooded with deliciously sweet fruit. Opulently rich but medium-bodied and retaining excellent freshness, a herby tone helps cut the sweetness, but cannot dampen the enthusiasm of the buoyant tangerine and barley sugar sweetness and generosity. Sumptuous stuff on its own, but matched to all but the sweetest desserts it would be an absolute winner too.