Monday, February 13, 2017

MENU's Wine of the Week. 2006 Nabygelegen Seventeen Twelve Merlot-led Bordeaux blend

This is the robust wine we used in the Lamb Shank recipe and there was enough left over to have two glasses with it. We are so pleased we have more because it was superb. It is a Bordeaux blend of Merlot, Cabernet Sauvignon and Petit Verdot

We would not have expected an 11 year old wine still to be so fresh and full of ripe berry fruit. It has held everything, the fruit, the acid, the wood and the chalky tannin all melding together to make a very enjoyable wine. You can still buy it from the farm , the current release is 2014. Well done James.

© John & Lynne Ford, Adamastor & Bacchus 2017

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