The highlight of the evening, for me, was the selection of declassified wines on view. Declassified wines are the excess production from famous château, somewhere between the Grand Vins and the second wine.
|Left to right: Paul Kiernan, Michael Logan with FVYD's Stuart Smith.|
The guy at the rear is not Usain Bolt.
France was represented very strongly at the tasting and another one that I thought excellent was the Chateauneuf du Pape, Dom de St Paul 2008. Rich and spicy and quite a complete wine at this stage even though they say it will age well. Good value either way.
If you like your reds really really dry then the Chateau de Trillol 2008, Corbieres Cucugnan, is for you. This Languedoc comes with good fruit and a spicy finish and it’s a blend of Grenache, Syrah and Carignan.
|An Italian corner.|
Not that many whites on show by comparison. I can rarely pass the Burgundy table and this was no exception. It featured Macon Lugny Les Beaubery 2010, St Veran Merloix 2009 Pierre Janny and the Rully 1er Cru Les Gresigny 2010 J-F Protheau.