Traditions maketh Christmas. While I’m all up for winexperimenting all year round, enjoying the comforting familiarity of the food and drinks you cherish and the people you love is what makes the occasion special.
Bordeaux is a region favoured this time of the year, not just because of its solid and prestigious reputation but because of how well the wines pair with many of the rich, hearty, seasonal dishes.
Michel Lynch Organic Red Bordeaux 2014 is a classic and balanced red from the renown appellation. Made with Merlot, it offers a juicy and mellow parade of ripe berries.
Expect aromas of blackberries and ripe plums along with a pinch of clove and dark chocolate.
Moderate tannins, body and acidity converge in a balanced glass that also harmonises with Mother Nature.
It will pair very well with mature cheeses, slow cooked beef, steak and a richly seasoned duck.
Michel Lynch Organic Bordeaux 2014 is available at O’Briens Wine at €15.95.
Gabriela’s passion for writing is only matched by her love for food and wine. Journalist, confectioner and sommelier, she fell in love with Ireland years ago and moved from Venezuela to Dublin in 2014.
Since then, she has written about and worked in the local food scene, and she’s determined to discover and share the different traditions, flavours and places that have led Irish food and drink to fascinate her.