Wednesday, January 04, 2006

Chateau Gontey St. Emilion Grand Cru 2000

I bought this a few years ago from Majestic (£14.99) and on the advice of Malcolm Gluck left it for a couple of years before opening it - and initially I thought that it hadn't been worth it - the wine initially tasted vegetal and rotten, however once it started to open up the deeply coloured wine gave off aromas of leather coffee and plums and became sumptuous, the finish lengthened to a glorious point -the only trouble I had was that I'd chosen to share the single bottle I had 5 ways which didn't leave that much to go around! Still I think everyone enjoyed it.

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