Enomatic wine picks
Meursault Sous le Dos d’Ane 1er Cru Domaine Leflaive 2012 (£24.50 per 125ml)
Great Burgundy is first determined by its grower and then by the village from which it comes. Domaine Leflaive is one of the greatest, if not the greatest, producer of white wines in Burgundy and its bottles command the very highest prices. This Meursault is, as you might
Granbazan Albarino Limousin 2011 (£5.90 per 125ml)
Ageing in oak barrels turns the fresh flavours of Albarino into something a little more complex with apple and peach aromas and delicious fruit. A sort of Spanish Burgundy.
Thorle Holle Spätburgunder 2011 (£9.40 per 125ml)
German Pinot Noir from Rheinhessen. There’s just a little charcoal on the perfumed nose but to follow layers and layers of ripe raspberry and cherry fruit with an outstanding finish. Chateau De La Gorce Saint-Émilion Grand Cru 2011 (£11.99)
A hint of vanilla and lashings of deep, dark fruit for this well-priced Right Bank red. It’s Merlot dominated with a nice backbone of oak.
Chateau Haut-Bergey Pessac Léognan 2003 (£19.99)
A good producer but this wine is a little blighted by the scorching heat of the infamous 2003 vintage.
There’s a classic, cedary and savoury Bordeaux nose but the fruit is a little sullen and most definitely a little stewed.
It might however suit those who really like Moroccan reds and want to match it with lamb tagine, for instance.