Domaine Bosc-Long Braucol, Gaillac, France 2010

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Domaine Bosc-Long Braucol, Gaillac, France 2010

12.95

From one of Europe's oldest wine-growing regions this Braucol (a member of the Cabernet family) is full of old-word charm and has spent 18 months in new and old oak barrels followed by 6 years ageing in bottle, so it was released at a perfect state of maturity.  Unashamedly ‘old school’, it has everything we look for in a mature claret with its with its fine-boned, leafy blackcurrant fruit, supple tannins and its suggestions of cedar. It’s a ringer for a classy Saint Julien, like Chateau Talbot, and when we’ve served it at tastings ‘blind’ from a decanter, we’ve heard jaws dropping when we’ve revealed the price to them (most people placing it as a £20+ Bordeaux).  This is the kind of tipple that would be sipped heartily at Downtown Abbey but equally round a modern and rather more modest dinner table. One of the best value wines in our troupe. 13% alc. Drink now-2020.

Press review:

Jancis Robinson (Tamlyn Currin):
“Smells pretty vegetal – green pepper, tomato leaf, blackcurrant nibs aromas and flavours. Tastes like a fairly green Cabernet, a bit pinched. Dry, slim tannins clenching long nervous fingers. Old-fashioned, a little skinny and anxious, but will probably behave with total decorum if paired with a rare lamb roast and salsa verde. Drink 2017-2020” 16 points

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