Sauternes and Barsac tends to be a rather elegant wine, rich with apricot and tropical fruit and accent notes of honey, coconut, vanilla and spice. That sounds delicious, and also sounds like it might be difficult to pair with cookies. But it isn’t at all, you just need to think outside of the box a little.
This recipe features many of the flavors you might find in Sauternes, and the white chocolate adds a velvety richness that helps marry the wine to the cookie. I like the oats in here as well, adding a bit of density and heft to the cookie. The only thing that could make this pairing better is if you drizzled some salted caramel over these cookies. Time to get baking!
Try: Chateau Doisy-Vedrines Barsac