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Sunday, 26 January 2014

Everyday Roux - Michel Roux Jr and Bordeaux

A review of three Bordeaux wines from The Wine Society

Bordeaux's current campaign is based around the idea of Good Food Would Choose Bordeaux - to tie in with the theme, Michel Roux Jr has also developed a series of recipes to match with the wines.

Château Bel Air Perponcher, Réserve 2012 rosé (Bordeaux) pale salmon-pink, ripe stone fruit, watermelon, aromatic spiciness; rounded acidity, watermelon, peach and nectarine fruit and a good depth of flavour, with a touch of thick-skinned toasty-yeastiness and a persistent, savoury and mineral finish.

Château de Panigon 2009 (Medoc) a cru Bourgeois with a silver from Bordeaux 2011; from a warm year, the fruit is slightly jammy, but the acidity holds it in check. Cherry and bramble fruit, dried green herbs and toasty oak; soft, plump texture. Elegant and engaging, will continue to improve for a few more years.

Château Pey la Tour Reserve 2009 (Bordeaux Superieur) aromas of leather, woodsiness and cedar on the nose; soft, juicy palate with a grippy pepperiness.

Michel's recommended food matches for these wines are:

Bordeaux / Bordeaux Supérieur - Cheese and Ham Pie
Medoc - Boiled Leg of Mutton with Anchovy and Parsley Sauce
Rosé  - Baked Apples with Fruit Mince

Wines provided for review.
Other related articles
Crus Bourgeois 2011‏
Two Bordeaux Wines from The Wine Society‏

The Wine Society - website, twitter
Good Food Would Choose Bordeaux - website
Crus Bourgeois - website, twitter

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