Can’t believe it’s Tuesday! Can’t believe I’m starting yet another drinking thread… Apologies if you’re utterly sick of seeing my face.
But anyway! A lovely mid-week Claret for us this evening, the last bottle from an order placed over a year and a half ago, after a TWS Bordeaux tasting in Brighton:
This 2014 bottle comes from the Côtes de Bourg, and is made by the charming Victor Mischler, who showed us his hard-working hands as a proof that he was first and foremost a vigneron, not just a winemaker. The other half particularly liked this one, for its accessible, fruity and spicy character and its good amount of verve. With a bit more time in bottle there’s some added notes of undergrowth, tobacco and menthol and the plummy/cherry fruit is more stewed fruit now. Tannins are quite woody and grippy, acidity still lends a freshness to the finish. This is a quaffable, uncomplicated and joyful sort of Claret, and should go nicely with liver and bacon.
What’s gracing your glass this midweek?