Drinking Outside The Box

With Simon Woods – wine for people who have a life

Two Bordeaux reds… January 18, 2017 at 6:28 pm

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…both good adverts for the region

Château d’Auzanet Cuvée des Abeilles Bordeaux 2015, France (£7.99 The Co-op)
Refreshing, juicy almost crisp young claret, there is some tannin and a toasty edge to add backbone, but the main event is the sappy, earthy blackcurrant plum flavour. Not huge concentration, but the sort of wine you want to swig with cold roast beef butties. B(+)

Averys Fine Claret 2012 Bordeaux Supérieur, France (£10.99 Averys)
While there’s a welcome whiff of plummy berry fruit, this doesn’t smell as concentrated as the d’Auzenet. However when you taste it, there is more depth of flavour, with a firm backbone of earthy, spicy tannins to hold it all together. And while four hours later, the d’Auzenet is starting to yawn, this is still going strong. B+

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