Ch Penin to match with oysters
"Oyster boys are swimming for me"
The Subhuman, Blue Öyster Cult (1974)
With more than half of all of the oysters in France coming from Arcachon, Bordeaux Blanc and oysters
are an obvious natural pairing.
Here in Britain, our oysters come from all over (including Essex, Kent, Dorset, Devon, Cornwall, the west of Scotland and Ireland) with each region producing a different flavour.
The native oyster season continues as long as there’s an r in the month; in London, check out oyster bars Wright Brothers in Borough Market, Hix Oyster and Chop House in Smithfield and The Mothershuckers and the Lobster Pot pop-ups.
Chateau Penin Bordeaux Blanc, 2012 (£11.95; H2Vin, Adnams) Supple, harmonious and aromatic, with ripe orchard fruit and leesy oak.
Drinking nicely now, it will further improve with age. Good.
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