The last few wines I have purchased have been heavily influenced by @Inbar [Italian reds]. I did enjoy the Teroldego, that was more opulent, decadent even than The Society’s Valpolicella Ripasso
That said, to date, the Ripasso is my favourite wine that I have thus far drunk.
From reading a Reddit post in the r/Wine sub-Reddit on French wine, more specifically, a poster who was working their way through various French wine regions, and had asked for recommendations, I arrived at the sudden realisation that I hadn’t any real experience with French reds beyond Beaujolais.
At the very start of the year - and my TWS membership - I included a Bordeaux Chateau Lary Tagot, but nothing beyond that. I would like to think that my palate has become a little more developed over the last few months, and my QPR is hovering between £10.00-£12.00 (oh you sweet, summer child), I thus thought it would be an opportune time to start my French red journey with the Château Argadens as my entry level Bordeaux. Particularly, given my recent explorations of Italian reds inc. an Amarone, which nudged me to the realisation that I really do need to buy a decanter to start decanting some wine.
I did purchase a pack of Repour for future use, because I am the only one in my household who drinks wine, and many times I struggle to finish a bottle in 3 days. I certainly am not buying wines either in quality of quantity to justify anything close to a coravin, but I am looking at a system that will allow me to potentially drink the same bottle over a few weeks, especially as I really must exercise my gym membership to rid myself of the Dad bod that I have developed.
TL;DR The Château Argadens is in my basket, ready for collection on Saturday.