Today’s Wine of the day and Château Beauregard 2010

The cold and wet conditions on this June morning have not dented our enthusiasm for wine of the day – today’s is a genuine bargain, a drinking Burgundy with a little bottle age from a top producer, at an excellent price. Michel Gros is one of the luminaries of Pinot Noir winemaking, and his Bourgogne Haute-Côtes de Nuits is one of the very best out there. This example, from the stellar 2005 vintage, is drinking beautifully now and should do so for the next couple of years.

2005 Bourgogne Hautes-Côtes de Nuits, Domaine Michel Gros
£130.00 per case of 12 in bond (discounted from £144.00)

This is a wine of good colour and a bright, vibrant nose. There are lovely fresh red fruits on the palate and good depth. The tannins are woven into the fabric and this is a very polished, serious wine with a fine finish. It delivers far more than its humble appellation would indicate and is a great testament to the talent of Michel Gros.


On another note, Château Beauregard 2010 was the first of today’s releases, kicking off what we expect to be a busy week with Bordeaux.

2010 Château Beauregard, Pomerol
£312 per case of 12 bottles in bond.

2010 Beauregard is blessed with a beautiful fruit-lavished bouquet that screams out notes of sweet cassis and black fruit compôte, vanilla and cedar. The palate is rich and opulent, crammed with black fruit character and a touch of spice that lingers nicely on the long and explosive finish.  This is seriously easy to taste, and though the tannins are prominent, they are ripe and so well managed.

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