LOOK OUT LAWYERS, CROSS EXAMINE THIS RED
If you are connected to the legal profession in any way, we have the wine for you to enjoy during down time. The Chateau Clos du Notaire (Lawyer’s Vineyard) is located in Bordeaux’s Cotes de Bourg appellation. Notice the feather pen, the writing instrument of lawyers long ago, in the winery’s logo. With a stunning panoramic view overlooking the confluence of the Garonne and Dordogne Rivers, the closeness to the estuary and south facing hillsides exposed to the sun create a special micro-climate. The mild temperatures protect the vines from storm, hail and frosts. The 21 hectares of vineyards are planted to the traditional Bordeaux varietals. One third of the vines are over 30 years old with the oldest vines dating back to 1956. The blend is 80% Merlot, 15% Cabernet Sauvignon and 5% Cabernet Franc. Sixty percent of the wine was aged in concrete and the remainder in new oak barriques. Bottled after 18 months with additional bottle ageing, we encounter a round, well balanced wine with toasted notes and red fruit and spice flavours. 2015 is a phenomenal Bordeaux vintage reaping lots of awards, accolades and all-round praise. Drinking well now, this wine may be laid down up to another 5 years. Britain’s esteemed Decanter Magazine gave it 90 points. Enjoy with your favourite meat dish or aged cheese. We rest our case.
2015 CHATEAU LE CLOS DU NOTAIRE BORDEAUX COTES DU BOURG V14718, $20.95. (July 25 Vintages Release)
“The chances are good that you’ll win,”
Said the lawyer, betraying a grin.
“But you know either way,
You will still have to pay,
The fee that is set forth herein.”