Blason de Bourgogne Saint Veran

By | July 13, 2007

Bradley Wiggins had a fabulous day in the Tour today as it traveled through Burgundy. Breaking away after 2km and holding a heroically bonkers solo lead with help from his aerodynamic nose until the last 7km, he did a fabulous job for Cofidis.
As they were pedalling through Burgundy I opted for a Blason de Bourgogne Saint Veran 2005. It was a lemon gold colour and smelled of apples and pears (teehee, I just noticed a little rhyming slang for Londoner Bradley). It was very dry with a crisp acidity. The pears continued with ripe melon flavours adding richness to an element of oiliness. This is a good wine, and under-priced for Burgundy.
Tesco’s list price of £9 is probably a little high for this wine if it came from any other patch of land in the world, but I picked this up in store on offer for £6 – at that price it was a deal.