Certainly it’s lighter and lacks the power of (for instance) Baron de Brane (£29). On the other hand it’s a delight to drink midweek, absolutely ready to go and very very drinkable with almost zero residual tannin. Back label says 60% cab sauv, 36% merlot, 4% verdot, although from tasting the wine I would have expected at least a third cab franc.
Interestingly I had a Coravin glass of CSG 16 and thought although pleasant enough it needed a year or so more. I tried it because I had a Meerlust Red 13 and thought it had a very Bordeaux character so went to compare it. The 3 extra years certainly made a smoother drink for the Meerlust
£10.95 a half (an absolute bargain) from the Bordeaux walkaround tasting last autumn. Wonderfully balanced, honeysuckle notes, pineapple marmalade, attractive botrytis, yes definitely sweet but not cloying. Lovely stuff indeed. No doubt will gather depth with time but would be a shame to miss out on the primary tropical fruit notes.
I agree! In fact, we’re considering going away, as well as looking away, to avoid said frenzy.
I find it so sad that the inevitable spectacle (which the tax payer will, of course, be funding) will be like adding an insult to injury in these particular economic times.
Norman Baker’s …And What Do You Do? challenges quite a few of Mr Windsor’s claims to being an Eco warrior extraordinaire… This book should be part of the curriculum…