This month we had Bordeaux Wines presented by Keith Grainger.
The main focus was on reds from the Haut Medoc, although we started with a Sauvignon Blanc and finished with a Sauternes.
Price wise, the reds were all in the £13 - £17 region, although as they were all bought at the Chateau, Keith used the Euro price to give a guide. Actual UK retail prices will be in that sort of region.
Keith is a real enthusiast for these wines, and you will have an entertaining evening.
However, for me the red wines here were all too similar – all a Cab Sauv/Merlot/Petit Verdot mix and although Keith implored us to search for the differences, I really couldn't. I guess I'm just not a Cru-Borgeois kind of guy. I did get in a bit of trouble at the end when the “mature” and “at its peak” 2010 Chateau La Tour Haut Causann felt to me to be well over the top, and lacking in character & fruit. Sacrilege!
I did rather like the first wine, and at £8.50 it is pretty good value from the Wine Society.
2017 Dourthe No1 Bordeaux Suavignon Blanc
2015 Chateau d'Hanteillan – Haut Medoc +
2015 Chateau Cambon La Pelouse – Haut Medoc
2014 Chateau Barreyres – Haut Medoc
2014 Chateau Fonreaud – Listrac Medoc
2014 Chateau Larose Trintaudon – Haut Medoc
2010 Chateau La Tour Haut Causann – Haut Medoc
2014 The Societies Exhibition Sauternes