Saint-Croix-du-Mont is on the slopes across the Garonne river from Sauternes. In years like 2005, it can produce some fine sweet botrytis wines. This has honey, a bite of botrytis and a great lemon edge. Worth aging, but ready to drink now.
Perfumed new wood aromas lead into a wine that has its fair share of wood influence. Rich black fruit is also found, which is balanced with the toastiness. It’s ripe and likely to offer even more pleasure in the next 2–3 years.