Sunday, December 6, 2009

Chateau de Pitray 2005

This is Chateau de Pitray's 'Grand Vin', and has been a mainstay at Majestic for some time. It's a reliable, fruity right-bank claret from the Cotes de Castillon appellation.

I made sure I got some of this when it appeared on offer (£1 off, I'm such a cheapskate), as Majestic are now on the much-heralded 2005 vintage.

I wish I bought more than 2 bottles, as I really like this wine. It has piercing cherry fruit and elegant tannic structure. Perhaps the finish could be a bit longer, but hey this is sub-£10 claret - I'm not complaining, and it's a classy wine.

Cotes de Castillon AOC, Bordeaux, France
£7.99 (£8.99)

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