#WOTW: berry cherry autumn charm from Bordeaux
The nights are drawing in, there’s a wonderful nip in the air, it’s time to light the fire when the temperature drops in the evening. So it must be the moment to think about full-bodied red wine again …
I love an accessible Bordeaux red. Too often, these wines are ruled out as too expensive, too focused on fine dining, but it’s a vast region providing a huge diversity of different styles at different prices. I really enjoy that they call “everyday Bordeaux”, and this is a lovely example of it.
Chateau Pey La Tour Bordeaux Superieur 2016 is a classic Right-bank blend. Led by juicy, fruity Merlot, with a little bit of Cabernet Sauvignon and Petit Verdot, this is a generous red and black cherry/berry blast, with a seductive hint of spice. A steak would be great, but I’d be perfectly happy pairing this with a burger, frankly.
It’s available at The Wine Society for £11.50. If you’re not yet a member, consider joining, as it’s a fantastic place to buy honestly-priced wine, so perhaps make this part of a mixed case?