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Report of Saturday Wine Tasting of Bordeaux wines on 26th March

In three parts
Last Saturday part one featured three wines from the Right Bank of Bordeaux

Covering three regions on the Right Bank, we kicked off with a lovely white wine from the Cotes de Bourg.

Chateau Peybonhomme “Le Blanc Bonhomme” Biodynamic 2020

This 148 acre property is Bordeaux’s most extensive organic vineyard, situated on the Right Bank of the Gironde, a small commune near Blaye. Great effort is put into producing this wine in as natural a way as possible. The result is low sulphites and a vegan friendly wine with lots of character. A blend of Semillon, Sauvignon Blanc and Colombard, the wine showed fresh citrus acidity that balanced perfectly the tropical fruits and subtle creamy notes from one third of the wine being aged in French oak barrels. A lovely addition to our collection. Would pair well with pork, poultry and white fish dishes – £26

We followed this with one from Saint Emilion.

“Chateau Louvie Grand Cru Saint Emilion 2016”

This wine, enjoyed by all on the night, is produced by talented winemaker, Christian Vevry the superstar winemaker of Pomerol’s Chateau Gazin. Chateau Louvie is situated in the heart of Saint Laurent des Combes. The vineyards have an average age of 35 years. The blend of of 80% Merlot and 20% Cabernet Franc gave a soft and smooth mouthfeel with plenty of berry and plum fruits combined with woodland scents and a long savoury finish. Would pair nicely with duck, roasted game or shoulder of lamb with rosemary and thyme. Comte would be the perfect cheese or similarly mild cheeses. – £29.50

We finished with a beautiful Pomerol, the star of the night.

“Chateau de Valois Pomerol 2016”

The wine from this tiny estate covering only some 7 hectares with vineyards of 30 year old vines sits on the gravelly hill of Pomerol. A beautiful Pomerol with intense raisiny richness from a blend of 77% Merlot balanced by a backbone of 19% Cabernet Franc and 4% Cabernet Sauvignon. The intense rich fruit came through which were beautifully balanced by aging in new oak barrels. The subtle flavours of plum, red berry and liquorice on the palate were nicely balanced with long and complex soft tannins. This wine would pair well with majority of braised, roasted or grilled meats ranging from beef, veal, pork and game. A perfect match with rare tuna and roasted chickens, mushrooms, truffle and other earthy dishes. – £62

Join us this Saturday 2nd April for part two of our journey through Bordeaux

Sonny & Chrissie

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