Chateau Pichon Longueville Comtesse de Lalande 2008 Pauillac, France
Next door is the grand, foursquare Chateau Latour, whilst here in a great year (like 2008) you can enjoy similar plush fruit, big, soft tannins and the rounded character of 2008. True it’s a little (little) less magisterial than Chateau Latour. But also £450 cheaper. A big rib of beef for the next decade, a brace of grouse for the decade or so after that are the matches you’re after.