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Sunday, 7 September 2014

Miss Vicky Wine - Clairet, 2013

Miss Vicky Wine Chateau Ballan-Larquette Bordeaux Clairet from Smiling Grape

Clairet is a dark rosé style of wine originating in Bordeaux; it is the source of the word "claret", albeit that now refers to red, rather than rosé, Bordeaux.

This Chateau Ballan-Larquette Clairet from Miss Vicky Wine, stocked by Smiling Grape, was selected by a jury of 15 bloggers from France.

Dark rosé coloured, it is all about fruit and acidity, with lots of ripe, juicy red berries, freshness and a hint of minerality.

Pleasant in a fruity sort-of-way, there is nothing to offend, nothing challenging or complex; it's the sort of unassuming wine serve to guests on arrival or have with casual friends.

Serve as an aperitif, with salmon starters or as a picnic wine.

Provided for review.

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