2019 Bolney Bacchus Lychgate ( England, West Sussex)
Delicious paper white wine smelling of nettles and new mown grass nettles and tasting crisp dry with a dash of lychees and hedgerow.
More than a year ago we’d planned for this day, booking a restaurant so we could invite our family, distant relatives and friends to celebrate with us. All cancelled.
Our eldest DHL’d us this, which we opened as an aperitif
2018 Simonsig Kaapse Vonkel Brut Cap Classique (South Africa, Stellenbosch)
so we opened it during a Zoom with him and his partner in Wales and they joined us with a glass of fizz.
and with our meal for two we had
2012 Flagstone Pinotage Time.Manner.Place (South Africa, Breedekloof)
A very special, rare and expensive, 5 star Platter wine that I got from the winery. The only one I’ve got, and it was really beautiful great quality and finesse.
Before the roast chicken we enjoyed another glass of the Simonsig MCC and with it
2012 Château Batailley ( Bordeaux, Pauillac)
my penultimate bottle of this vintage, bought EP from TWS and drinking beautifully now.
Hopefully this time next year we will be able to have our postponed celebration…