Last night, in what will hopefully become a tradition, David and I ate fine olives, Kettle Chips and drank a wonderful bottle of Bordeaux while watching Larry David on the funniest of shows, Curb Your Enthusiasm.
The wine we opened was a 2001 Château Camail. It was great. From a tiny property owned by Francois Masson-Regnault perched on a hilltop overlooking the region of Sauternes, it was once the site of 'La Tour Camail' a beacon signalling to ships on their way up the might Garonne river.
Like most wines from that region, it's mainly Merlot but gives a great plummy taste, the classic aromas and cassis tones with smooth tannins and balanced fruit. We had a smashing time and I can think of few better ways to relax before Christmas.
Awards and Medals
London Vintage Festival Awards Bronze 2004, United Kingdom, Guide Hachette des Vins 1 Star 2004, France
One star from the Guide Hachette (the equivalent of a Michelin star)