Six Sauternes come to Buckingham Palace
It is the initiative of a the parliamentary member Gilles Savary that the union of Sauternes and Barsac sent a case of 6 bottles of Sauternes wines to Elizabeth II, Queen of England.
The story takes place on June 2014 at the commemoration of the Normandy landings. It was on this occasion that the member has discovered that one of the sweet temptations of Elizabeth II is to drink a glass of Sauternes with a piece of foie gras. As a Bordeaux wines lovers G. Savary had the idea to send her as a gift a few bottles of this precious nectar.
After a month of protocol procedures at Buckingham Palace, finally the Queen accepted the precious gift. A beautiful way to “pay tribute to the British people for their commitment during the war,” said Gilles Savary.
Which Sauternes were in this case?
Consisting of wines from the growers of Sauternes and Barsac there are 6 bottles of “Gold of Bordeaux” that were sent to Queen Elizabeth II:
- Château Guiraud – 1er Cru Classé de Sauternes – 2009
- Château Bastor Lamontagne – 2009
- Château Rabaud-Promis – 1er Cru Classé de Sauternes – 2009
- Château Clotte-Cazalis – 2009
- Domaine de l’Alliance – 2011
- Château Laville – 2009
May the Queen have a good tasting!