Wednesday, 29 August 2012

Lee and Sandeman Bordeaux 2007/8

All wines tasted at the party held for baby Thomas on 25/08/2012. 13% ABV, £8.95. I am not mad on ‘cheap’ claret and generally, below £10 (or perhaps £20 in the case of red Bordeaux) I would rather opt for Chile. However, the reputation of this Old World-focussed London merchant (four stores in west and central London) and its excellent claret range plus some good reviews tempted me to try this. What a revelation! Well done, L&S. The wine is from a small Fronsac producer, apparently. It has all the characteristics of good Bordeaux – lovely blackcurrants on the nose, lots of juicy black fruits on the palate with plums, quite silky and well balanced with soft tannins. I suspect there’s a lot of Merlot in the blend. Don’t worry about the ’10 Year Rule’ – drink now. 16/20

Lee and Sandeman Bordeaux 2008
As above really. Firmer tannins, slightly more austere but opened up after being opened for a day (sic). From 2013. 15.5 / 20

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