Famille Bougrier, Les Terrasses St-Nicolas de Bourgueil, Loire, France 2022
(at Menier Penthouse, London SE1, 09 May 2023)
Drinking Window: 2023 - 2024
Loved this new addition to the Tesco line-up, great value at under a tenner. A perfect red for summer drinking, this is 100% Cabernet Franc. There's a slight purple tinge in the glass, and then a waft of raspberry and summer fruit when you swirl. It's not all about fruit though – Cabernet Franc often displays a crunchy, peppery, leafy note, and you find that here, keeping it fresh and lively. The perfect summer mouthful, and just 12.5% alcohol. You could chill it slightly – just 15 minutes in the fridge – to make it even more refreshing on a warm day. Would be lovely with charcuterie.