Chateau Lamothe-Cissac Cuvee Vieilles Vignes Cru Bourgeois Haut-Medoc Bordeaux 2008, France
If you haven’t drunk a lot of Bordeaux, begin here. This is everything Bordeaux should be in a fruity vintage with ripe tannins but still approachable when it’s young and lush. It’s a generous wine and a bit of a treat. Look for cassis and plum, cedar and spice and a minerally elegance that other regions can’t match. This is one for duck or lamb when it comes to food matching really.