This Friday we’re tasting two gorgeous wines from Bordeaux as we wave a fond farewell to summer and welcome in autumn’s “mists and mellow fruitfulness”
Thieuley Bordeaux Blanc Sec 2013 (France £13.55)
While the vibrant aromas of Sauvignon Blanc and Gris initially hog the limelight, this is in fact 50% Semillon which adds texture, a subtle smokiness plus a big dollop of interest.
Majureau Sercillan Bordeaux Supérieur 2010 (France £13.95)
A well-made, straightforward Bordeaux from near Blaye on the right bank. Firm & structured from a great vintage. Benefits from decanting for an hour. 50% Merlot 30% Cab Sauv. 20% Cab Franc.
Corks up at 6pm this Friday and – as with all our in-store tastings – it’s fun, it’s free and there’s no obligation to buy anything.
And if you fancy a bit more Keats…
Season of mists and mellow fruitfulness,
Close bosom-friend of the maturing sun;
Conspiring with him how to load and bless
With fruit the vines that round the thatch-eves run;
To bend with apples the moss’d cottage-trees,
And fill all fruit with ripeness to the core;
To swell the gourd, and plump the hazel shells
With a sweet kernel; to set budding more,
And still more, later flowers for the bees,
Until they think warm days will never cease,
For Summer has o’er-brimm’d their clammy cells.
To Autumn, 1820.