Biodynamic Bargain from Bordeaux

Neil Pendock June 2, 2012 1

Tasting the right bank wines of Bordeaux at VinExpo Asia on Thursday, a couple of things become clear. 2009 is a truly magical vintage and you get what you pay for, most times. My best wine of the morning was a Clos des Jacobins 2009, but at €50 a bottle, it needs to be. For half the price you can get the Fonroque 2009 from Alain Moueix (below) which is awesome and biodynamic to boot.

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Alain is no stranger to SA and still owns a vineyard in Somerset West. His Ingwe blends were way ahead of their time. Let’s hope this supremely talented and modest winemaker revisits the project. On the subject of modesty, I was almost run down by US wino James Suckling with a Chinese dragon lady bobbing in his wake, while tasting Almaviva in the main hall. “Who’s that guy with the funny hair?” asked my friend.  Who indeed.

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