Drinking Outside The Box

With Simon Woods – wine for people who have a life

Wine Tasting Video: Bordeaux Reds, 2009 & 2010 October 29, 2013 at 10:39 am

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Château de Fonbel St Emilion Grand Cru 2010 (£18.30 Lay & Wheeler)
Youthful, plummy style, just on the right side of overripeness, with some crunchy blackcurrant flavours alongside the more voluptuous blackberry flesh, and notes of brine and graphite in there too. Overall a plush, polished style, very tasty. S

Château Maucaillou Moulis 2010 (£19.20 Lay & Wheeler)
On the earthy, chunky side, but beyond the chewy tannins, there’s a core of plump berry and cool cassis flavour, and a saline savoury element too. Still young, but definitely approachable, thanks to that satisfying combination of juiciness and freshness. S(+)

Diane de Belgrave Haut-Médoc 2009 (£15 Oddbins)
Pure fresh fruit flavours, with blackcurrant especially to the fore this is quite a gentle, unforced style, rounded and nicely structured, but maybe just a touch simple for real class. But a good drink. S-

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