Eno­matic wine picks

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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.

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