Majestic's in-house Definition range can be a bit hit and miss - there are some real corkers but there are some duffers as well. Thankfully this wine is in the former category and is really great value for a tenner. 2018 was a bit of a variable vintage in the Macon but this one scores highly. It's from a highly regarded co-op Cave d'Lugny. This wine is surprisingly complex and rich. There's tart apples on the nose. It has a zesty and buttery palate with some judicious use of oak. Some nice minerality shows through. You could almost say there's a sense of terroir. Good finish.
Given how treacherous wine can be from anywhere in the greater Burgundy region, this is a superb wine for £10. Well done Majestic!
Drink now 2022. 16.5/20
Sunday, 13 September 2020
Friday, 11 September 2020
The nose is as you'd expect from a cab franc with mint and black fruits but with the added South American twist of eucalyptus and a hint of bell peppers. The palate is gorgeous - long, elegant, dried back fruits and a hint of allspice. Fine tannins with the strong acidic grip of youth. Will age well - if you can keep your hands off it!
Drink now - 2030.
Posted by Gary White (London) at 12:59
Wednesday, 9 September 2020
Lemon, beeswax and honey on the nose. The palate is long elegant and complex zesty with lovely citrus fruits. This shows the ageing potential of the Australians made their own and it is great to drink now but could last much longer. Drink 2020-2030. £24 Lay and Wheeler
Posted by Gary White (London) at 18:04