- Published: 19 November 2011 19 November 2011
This offering from Laithwaites is worth writing about. 2009 is a real corker of a vintage for Bordeaux and this outlying area of Cotes de Castillon is no exception. Judging by the bulky back label, Tony Laithewaite is also pretty impressed by this wine.
Hold the glass up to the light and notice the purple edges (meniscus) where the wine touches the glass. This sign of youth is a precursor to bright redcurrant and a compote of fruit on the nose and a powerful mouthful of pleasure.
A good balance of acidity drives the bright fruity flavours home with rounded tannins that have kept Ch and I sipping in continuous motion (an empty bottle will break the spell!).
A definite buy for all those laitwaites / Sunday times drinkers out there. Pile it in.
From £9.99 www.laithewiates.com
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