I still buy wine, even though I could drink myself to oblivion on free samples. A while back I blogged on Druet’s Cent Boisselees 2003 Bourgeuil, and on the back of this I have just bought six of the 2005 Cent Boisselees and six of this current wine, also in the 2005 vintage.
Now these are wines that are delicious, a bit edgy, with real personality and sense of place. And they are wines that I will drink – so often with multiple-bottle purchases I cellar the wines and then never get round to drinking them until they are on their downward slope. All in, the cost for the mixed case was under £90, which is superb value.
Supplementary reading: Chris Kissack has written a really good review of a visit to PJ Druet here.
Pierre-Jacques Druet Fiefs de Louys 2005 Bourgeuil, Loire
13% alcohol. Distinctive leafy, gravelly dark fruits nose with an attractive perfumed greenness. The palate is midweight and elegant with some gravelly grip and a savoury, spicy twist to the green-tinged dark cherry and blackcurrant fruit. Finishes fresh. Just so drinkable, with no heaviness but plenty of interest. 90/100