A country like no other is synonymous with fine wine. France is a dazzling collection of terroirs, styles and price points. Too many to mention, France is home to some of the most recognisable and loved wine regions in the world. Having defined and helped shape some of the finest wine regions in the world, it is undeniable that France’s influence extends far beyond its regional boundaries. While classic regions like Bordeaux, Burgundy or Champagne, amongst others, continue to be the standard-bearer of fine wine production, the country is also rediscovering some of its lesser-known regions. The recent success of Provence, the Loire or the South West, testifies to the diversity, richness and heritage of winemaking in France.
Bottle 75cl £50.08
Dark, meaty and animal notes with a little roasted coffee and chocolate. A more exuberant and confident style, there is a sweetness from the wood and a rich red berry coulis on the palate. The finish shows real style and finesse, definitely up a notch for sophistication and polish this year. Drink 2015-2025. 16more
Bottle 75cl £50.68