Posted on 13.09.19 Wine of the Week

#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?

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