The Wine Society has been chosen by the Association of Wine Educators and is being promoted by the Good Food Would Choose Bordeaux campaign as an example of an easily-available, mid-range, typical Bordeaux wine.
There is very limited information on the bottle - just the legal requirements, really - but that actually doesn't matter, because for its price, this is a very good wine indeed; a well-made, elegant, easy-drinking food wine.
Greeny-gold in the glass, the nose is herbaceous, mineral and clean - on the palate it feels fresh, crisp and poised with crystal-clear acidity, underpinned by good but not intrusive minerality.
There is some ripe, tropical sweetness that gives a rounded feel, whilst the finish is long and balanced, showing more fragrant and herbaceous notes, good acidity and minerality - this is a well-made, balanced and elegant little gem of a wine.
Poised, delicious and very more-ish, it will match well with mozzarella drizzled with pesto, or meaty white fish in a herby broth.
£8.50 from The Wine Society; provided for review.
The Wine Society - http://www.thewinesociety.com/
Good Food Would Choose Bordeaux - http://www.goodfoodwouldchoosebordeaux.com/
Association of Wine Educators - http://www.wineeducators.com/