Bordeaux can be a rather confusing and confounding market and never more so than at 'primeur' time. It is very easy to switch off, and many of us do, with just some of the big names and wild prices making the headlines.
Reinforcing previous accolades for this superb wine from the Maremma region in Tuscany, Lea & Sandeman alumnus Will Lyons picked it out for a perfect pairing with roast lamb in his ‘The Perfect Match’ article in the Sunday Times today
“A real find. French winemaker Jean-Marie Royer makes sublime Châteaneuf-du-pape, but this is straight vin de table. Gloriously fresh, it is a blend of Syrah, Grenache and Mourvèdre, with bright red fruits, cracked pepper and a grippy finish.”
Lea & Sandeman ‘old boy’ Will Lyons, now writing for the Wall Street Journal, has devoted this week’s column to the autumnal joys of Calvados – and brought out the worst in the WSJ headline punners –
Calvados’s Warm Charm