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Berry Bros. & Rudd Extra Ordinary Red Burgundy 2009

Tuesday, June 5th, 2012

Vintage: 2009
Type: Pinot Noir
Country: France – Burgundy


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Berry’s team of experts were behind this beautiful Pinot Noir from the Bourgogne. Berry’s website describes this wine as intense, perfumed and pretty. I would agree. Save this bottle for a nicer meal at home, for example, when serving a rotisserie chicken with dressed vegetables. When I drink this wine, I can imagine myself dining al fresco on a tiled patio of a Chateau, overlooking the rolling hills covered in vineyards. It’s a lovely wine.

Technical Review

Appearance
Clear, light Ruby.

Nose
Clean, with aroma characteristics of raspberry and vanilla.

Palate
High acidity, with flavour characteristics of raspberry, strawberry and cherry. Light body, light tannins but a long finish.

Conclusion
Outstanding

Berry Bros. & Rudd Berry’s Own Selection Pomerol 2009

Thursday, May 10th, 2012

Vintage: 2009
Type: Red Bordeaux Blend
Country: France – Bordeaux – Pomerol – Château Feytit-Clinet

Another excellent wine Berry’s. The Pomerol is full of blackberries and dark fruit with a full body and excellent finish.  Good value for money and will age well for a few more years.

Technical Review

Appearance
Deep purple

Nose
Clean, pronounced notes of blackberries, black fruits a bit of plum and spice

Palate
Dry, medium acidity, high tannins, full body with lots of black fruit and a bit of oak.  Medium finish

Conclusion
Very good especially for the price point

Berry Bros. & Rudd Extra Ordinary White 2007

Sunday, September 25th, 2011

Vintage: 2007
Type: Bordeaux Blend
Country: France – Bordeaux – Graves

This bottle was a free gift  after buying a case of extraordinary Claret (this is what English people call any red wines from the Bordeaux region!) from Berry Brothers. It was a nice Sauvignon Blanc. Unfortunately, I did not take very detailed notes at the time of tasting, so you will not see my technical analysis here, but I recall the wine having the following characteristics:

Dry, high acidity, light bodied, with flavours of citrus zest and tropical fruits. Very good.

I promise, if I receive another bottle of this decent white Bordeaux, I will detail its appearance, nose and palate characteristics! Remember to chill it. It would go well with any fresh summer salad.