An exploration of wine

398. Clos d’Yvigne, Côtes de Bergerac Le Rouge et Noir, 2002

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Book 3 Wine 398

£8-10?; 13.5%

Won a Davy’s monthly wine quiz to get this, and it was interesting to see what Clos d’Yvigne are doing on the red front. Overall, a pretty good effort, for a Cabernet-Merlot blend. Deep, semi-opaque garnet core, with a narrow, rose rim. Smoky, cigar box nose (perhaps with a ‘green bean’ note as described by Sam). Savoury, but with blackcurrant still evident beneath. Quite high acidity gives freshness, and a juicy red-fruit palate (actually red and blackcurrants). Not much tannin – almost Burgundian texture! Medium length.

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