Yesterday The Perfect Cellar played host to wine trade professionals, bloggers and industry experts to launch our new range of French wine. What made this tasting a little bit different is that all 25 of the wines on show are exclusive to The Perfect Cellar in the U.K. We have sourced selected wine from prestigious regions made by small producers who believe in making the best quality wine they can that represents their terroir. After chatting to the guests there were three wines that really stood out as favourites from the day so I shall mention them here.
67% Cabernet Franc, 33% Chenin Blanc, 11.5%
The wine has a lovely fine mousse and a pale lemon hue. The nose is floral scented and fresh with citrus and apples. The palate shows much the same qualities along with a rich mouthfeel and fine texture. With a little time notes redolent of hazelnuts and almonds will develop and add to the rounded nature of this elegant Cremant.
This delicate yet robust Chardonnay exudes typical characters from the region. The nose hints at apples and almonds whilst the palate displays deeper complexities. White peach, citrus and a hint of blossom are balanced by a creamy texture and nutty, toasty notes from the time spent in oak. A delightful elegant, clean finish rounds off the experience.
45% Merlot, 30% Cabernet Sauvignon, 25% Petit Verdot
This expressive Margaux has excellent ageing potential but is smooth and well defined now. The nose offers warming autumnal aromas of forest fruits along with spice and cedar from the oak barrels in which the wine was matured. The palate and finish are smooth and firmly textured will dark berries, licorice and the richness from that toasty oak.
So that's what the experts think, why not grab a few bottles for yourself and give us your opinion too.