Wednesday, 27 October 2010


Blanc Neuf la Bastide
Laithwaites, £7.99. B+

Lots of white fruits, peachy, nectarines, lifted, really forward on the nose, lively. Acidity is good, touch of bitterness, like solvent notes at the back - is this the minerality trying to show? Palate is generous enough. Good value.

The Show Stopper Durif
Laithwaites, £6.99. B+

Menthol, mint, pastilles, wine gums, deep berries, blackberry. Deep fruits, quite extracted. Like an aussie shiraz but lacks the balance, almost trying too hard. Fruit driven, some tannin grips at the back. Lacks balance, unfortunately, not something I would drink on its own.

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