LoHud Wine of the Week
2010 Chateau la Pigotte ‘Terre Feu’: A 50/50 blend of cabernet and merlot, this Bordeaux might seem young, but is ready to drink now. Lots of red and black berry fruit, clove, cinnamon and leather aspects, make this wine a screaming — and deliciou — success. Region: Bordeaux, France. Price: $15. Goes with: Rack of lamb, braised chicken. Why I chose it: The famed Médoc on the left bank of Bordeaux, has recently blessed the world with more and more value-oriented wines of quality. This is a fine example of a wine that drinks comparatively to wines twice its price. And you don’t have to age it for decades to enjoy thanks to its high percentage of softer, younger aging Merlot.
This is Bottle No. 9 in our seventh series. More recommendations: food.lohudblogs.com/category/mixed-case.
To see previous experts in our Mixed Case series, click here:
Mixed Case from Zachys in Scarsdale..
Mixed Case from Suburban Wines in Yorktown Heights.
Mixed Case from Rochambeau Wines & Liquors in Dobbs Ferry.
Mixed Case from Wine Geeks in Armonk
Mixed Case by Piermont Fine Wine & Spirits.
Mixed Case by Aries Wine & Spirits, White Plains.
For 12 weeks, we feature a wine, and include tasting notes and suggestions for pairings. At the end of the 12 weeks, we’ll review our Mixed Case, and recap the choices. Each mixed case will be chosen by a local wine shop owner, who will also become our wine expert-in-residence during his or her tenure. (So should we need recommendations for a holiday, for example. we’ll ask.) We’ll get a new expert for each case. Right now, we’re working on our Mixed Case chosen by Stu Levine of Vino 100 in White Plains.