2011 Chteau de Sours Ros, Bordeaux, France. A special, pre-Budget price of £8.50, with free delivery and further discounts for large orders, is available until 2 March from Private Cellar, 01353-721999; Goedhuis & Co, 020-7793 7900; Bon Coeur Fine Wines, 020-7622 5244.
Martin Krajewski continues to lavish a lot of love and money on this stunning property in Saint-Quentin-de-Baron and, with a state-of-the-art winery now up and running, the wines have all benefitted from yet another nudge up the quality scale.
It's hard to believe that there is any room for improvement here, but to be the best, you have to tinker and finesse every year, and they do.
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In 2011, a difficult' vintage, they have selected only the finest parcels of grapes to go into this celestial ros. This 70%merlot / 30% cabernet franc blend is the most distinguished and elegant to date. Dare I say it, there is more than a touch of Provenal elegance in this Bordeaux ros and I am not just referring to the shockingly arresting pale pink hue. The beautiful fruit and persistence on the palate are both exceptional, too.
With the budget bound to punish wine duty yet again, take advantage of this early-bird offer and place your summer ros orders today. De Sours is set to be one of the best value and most thrillingly exciting ross of the year.
Matthew Jukes is a winner of the International Wine & Spirit Competition's Communicator of the Year (www.matthewjukes.com).
Matthew Jukes has worked in the UK wine business for well over three decades and during this time has written 14 wine books.
Matthew regularly lectures, judges, speaks at wine conferences and runs masterclass tastings for both corporate and private clients all over the world. Matthew is also the creator of his ground-breaking initiative, the One Day Wine School, an indulgent day of tasting and learning first performed in 2006.
He has been the MoneyWeek wine correspondent since 2006 and has written a weekly column for the Daily Mail’s Weekend Magazine since 1999. His four highly-acclaimed, annual wine reports – the Burgundy En Primeur Report, the Bordeaux En Primeur Report, the Piemonte Report and the 100 Best Australian Wines – are published on his website, www.matthewjukes.com.
Matthew is one of the world’s leading experts on Australian wine and, with Brisbane-based wine writer Tyson Stelzer, runs an annual competition in Australia to find ‘The Great Australian Red’. He was made Honorary Australian of the Year in the UK at the 2012 Australia Day Foundation Gala dinner.
Matthew is a winner of the International Wine and Spirit Competition's Communicator of the Year Trophy. His thoughts, recommendations and tastings notes are followed very closely by the wine world at large.
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