Chateau de Cérons 2007, Xavier and Caroline Perromat, Cérons, Bordeaux, France
Some wines are just cute, and this little chap beguiled us at a recent lunch at newly opened Jago restaurant. An estate with 26 hectares planted on gravel and limestone soil in the village of Cérons, one of the lesser known appellations in Bordeaux, produces this nectar that bristles with notes of Seville orange, candied fruits, orange blossom and flashes of saffron: gorgeously textured, too. A blend of Semillon and Sauvignon Blanc with a splash of Muscadelle, this is a 'Sauternes-a-like' for those who don't want to spaff the big bucks on sweet wine. Cute.