Some winter we’re having so far here on the East Coast. Warm hats and snow shovels are probably your most useful tools these days — but after the cleanup is done, we highly recommend a glass of something smooth and rich.
So along with Wednesday’s Gigondas, here are four ideas to restock that “Wintry red” corner of your wine cabinet. Two are from iconic towns in Bordeaux: St-Emilion on the right bank, and St-Estèphe on the left. And two are from the Rhône Valley, one from the north and one from the south.
The snow’s awfully pretty to stroll through, but when you’ve finished digging yourself out, you’ll want a glass of one of these.
Fleuron de Liot St-Estèphe 2015 ($38)
Merlot-Cabernet blend from a tiny plot on the left bank. Cedar, plums, graphite, woods.
Saint-Clair Crozes-Hermitage “Fleur Enchantée” 2015 ($30)
Pure old-vine Syrah from an exceptional vintage. Blackberries, cloves, bacon, violets.
Montlisse St-Emilion Grand Cru ($38)
Smooth, velvety, classic Merlot-based wine from the right bank. Raspberry jam, forest floor.
Maucoil “Cuvée 1895” 2015 ($30)
Rich, round, pure Grenache from 122 year old vines. Strawberries, earth, lavender, garrigue.
Wintry Mixed Case
Ansonia Retail: $408
sampler price : $345/bot
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