July competition: Brilliant Bordeaux
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Posted July 3rd, 2012 by Curious Wines
The 2011 Bordeaux Blanc Sec is a crisp, dry white, made from the 25 acres of Sauvignon Blanc vines that surround the Château. House white at Gordon Ramsay’s three Michelin star restaurant, a ‘special selection’ of Rick Stein’s for a decade and, more recently, the prestige house white at the Hotel du Vin. ‘De-lish’ said Rick Stein when he tasted it in March 2012.
From a great Bordeaux vintage, the 2009 Clos des Quinze is classic Bordeaux – an elegant structure, supple tannins, a medium to full body, and a whiff of cedar with ripe dark fruit. Served at the Gordon Ramsay restaurants since the 2005 vintage, and Hotel du Vin since the 2007, Rick Stein tried this in March as a follow-up to the 2008 on his wine list and loved it.
Not content with that, we’ve managed to acquire a very swanky Bauduc apron (modelled by Gavin himself, below, with Mike) on a recent visit to the Château, and the newly updated Bordeaux by Oz Clarke, described by Decanter as there being ‘no better introduction to the world’s most dazzling wine region’.
It’s all a bit of a no-brainer, really – you want.
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