The Joy of Six!
Three sumptuous premium red wines to spoil yourself with. All 3 are proper French classics
2x Pommard Domaine Bouley – Rhone Valley
A medium ruby colour, this wine reveals an intense bouquet of dark red summer fruits. Medium-bodied, with balanced tannin and acidity. A relatively young Domaine established in the Cote de Beaune but with mature vineyards in classic appellations of Beaune, Pommard and Meursault. The now custodians, Brigitte Berthelemot and winemaker, Marc Cugney are passionate about Pinot Noir and the multitude of expressions the Burgundian terroir offers.
2 x Chateau Tayac Margaux – Bordeaux
Beautiful dark red colour with purple tints. The nose is very expressive, with intense aromas of cassis and blackberries, which are also noticeable in the mid-palate. Ample and round, the body is well structured with polished tannins and delicate layers of oak. Smoke and slight spicy notes rise after further airing of the wine.
This is ready to drink right now but be prepared to decant.
2 x Hermitage Rouge – Domaine Belle 2008 – Northern Rhone
Beautiful aromas on the nose of fresh blackberries, vanilla and cedar. On the palate it is textural with layers of fairly dense, soft tannin and wooded notes and concentrated fruit. There are traces of licorice, chocolate and pepper to add to the complexity.
Domaine Albert Belle is one of a handful of producers achieving the exciting potential of this area and justifying its reputation as one of the classic regions of France. Having rapidly forged an enviable reputation for interesting and crafted examples of Crozes-Hermitage, the Belle Family is one of the stars of the region.