Château Meaume, Bordeaux Supérieur

By | July 18, 2007

The French have finally done the decent thing and won a stage of the Tour. Cedric Vasseur crossed the line in Marseille to take the win by the width of a tyre. Based on his website page, he can lick his own toes, which may be a useful skill.

That merits a claret, a Château Meaume, Bordeaux Supérieur, 2000 from Majestic at a reasonable £7. It’s deeply velvety ruby coloured. It smells of plums and blackberries and fruits of the forest. The velvety feeling continues in the mouth with soft ripe tannins. The fruity flavours are starting to fade away a little and it needs drinking up, but I’ll be buying more recent vintages from this English producer of 100% merlot in Bordeaux.

European commentators were amused today by Brit David Millar cycling in 100 degree heat in a long sleeved jersey. That may seem insane, but this is what happens to English people who leave body parts uncovered when cycling in southern France.