We had heard great things about Nurdin Topham, the young British Chef with a splendid resume including learning under Chef Raymond Blanc at Le Manoir aux Quat’Saisons...one of our favourite restaurants in the world. Finally, we visited...OMYG!
Dark, intense red on the eye. More of what we were seeking! Aromas of ripe berries, some spice and nuttiness and pleasant whiff of sous bois. Bingo!!! Voluptuous palate, great fruit and acidity balance and elegant structure. Long lingering finish. Oooweebaby, we needed to smoke something after that luscious and salacious sip...sadly, we do not partake, but the food was wonderful so we were good to go! A stunning way to end a perfect event!!!
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(Bouchard Père et Fils Le Corton) There are many dimensions to this deep, wide and dense nose, though the fact that it's been in bottle only a few days might have taken away a little gloss. Very soft entry on the palate but you are soon bathed in soft, finely grained tannin. There's real concentration yet there is balance too. The wine opens out well on the palate and is impressively long. This will require years and years in bottle, but is always well priced for the quality.
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