So I was going to treat myself last night and open up a £40 bottle of Clusel-Roch Cote Rotie. I needed a lift with all this chaos and… well… why not! Except that I still have a bit of a head cold so decided to go with something a little cheaper:
I got this for around £13.50 last year in a French supermarket and boy do I wish I’d managed to find some more this year, but to no avail. I shall have to have a scout around the UK to see if anyone sells it. It’s Chateau Tayac’s second wine and it’s in a fantastic place right now. Dark fruits, earthy notes of tobacco, cigar box and gorgeous velvety tannins, both complex and approachable. I said last year that I didn’t think it had the structure for much aging but I loved it then and it’s way better now.