Bordeaux & South West France

Bordeaux, South West France and New World look-alikes session in October 2014:

This session we compared and contrasted Bordeaux Grape Varieties in the new and old worlds and tasted a fabulous New World Botrytis Semillon which was a real treat.

*(Sauvignon Blanc), Bordeaux AOC, France, Yvan Meyer for Marks and Spencer, 2013, MYR69

(Sauvignon Blanc/Semillon), Margaret River, Western Australia, Miles from Nowhere, 2014, MYR74

**Reserve, (Merlot/Cabernet Sauvignon), Hawke’s Bay, New Zealand, Kaituna Hills for Marks and Spencer, 2012, MYR85

Hermits Hill, (Semillon Botrytis), Riverina, Australia, De Bortoli for Marks and Spencer, 2008, MYR99

*sourced from the Entre-deux Mers region

**12 months in French and Hungarian Oak

Food and Wine Matching:

Goat’s Cheese, Pecan and Bacon Salad
Marmalade Pudding Cake

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In the Bordeaux and South West France session in September 2013, we tasted:

Marks & Spencer’s Gold Label, Sauvignon Blanc, Vin de Pays des Cotes de Gascogne, 2011, MYR65

le Rosé de Chateau Puygueraud, (Merlot/Cabernet Franc/Cabernet Sauvignon), Bordeaux AOC, France, 2011, MYR68

Heritage de Pierre Lurton, (Merlot/Cabernet Sauvignon), Bordeaux AOC, France, P Poussevin for Marks & Spencer, 2009, MYR159

Chateau de Myrat, Granc Cru Classe, (Semillon/Sauvignon Blanc), Sauternes AOC, France, 2010, MYR106

Food and Wine Matching:

Endive, Blue Cheese & Walnut Salad
Chocolate Spiced Gingerbread