Sauternes, the traditional match for the ewe's milk blue cheese Roquefort, is a classic French sweet wine made from botrytis-affected semillon, sauvignon blanc and muscadelle grapes in Bordeaux. Along with the powerful but heavenly taste of the moulds in your mouth (the penicillium roquefortii green/blue mould of the cheese and the dusting of botrytis cinerea mould on the grapes), the creamy saltiness of the cheese makes a luscious foil for the intense sweetness of the wine. Sauternes or Australian botrytis semillon goes well with a dish based on fruit, cream or vanilla, with just a touch of caramelisation: tarte Tatin, for example, or crème brûlée. This dessert is perfect, whichever way you look at it: cheesy and fruity at the same time. Needless to say, the more you spend on your Sauternes or botrytis semillon the better. - MAX ALLEN
The creamy saltiness of Roquefort is the perfect foil for this intensely sweet wine traditionally made in Bordeaux.