Wednesday February 19, 2020

3 wines to try, buy and put by

TO TRY: Gerard Bertrand, Rivesaltes. TO BUY: Chateau La Bastide, L’Optimee. TO PUT BY: Hochar Pere et Fils de Chateau Musar.

26th October, 2014

TO TRY

Gerard Bertrand, Rivesaltes, Vin Doux Naturel 1989, €27.99, O’Briens Wines; obrienswines.ie, wine.ie (91)

This wine from Roussillon near Catlonia is a Vin Doux Natural, a wine stopped in its fermentation process by adding spirit (in this case, a sort of grappa or grape spirit). The wine retains a high residual sugar content, giving glorious sweetness. It has spent 17 years in barrel giving it a complex nutty, fig, sultana and Christmas...

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