• Charles Joguet Les Varennes du Grand Clos

2007 doesn’t have the reputation of some other red wine vintages here in the Loire but this Chinon was tasting absolutely delicious last night and the night before.  Bursting with rich red and blackcurrant fruit it has a lovely savoury note and and light tannins that make it super attractive.  We drank it alongside a beef daube on Sunday night and last night finished the bottle before we sat down to eat.  It’s approachable, balanced and elegant – what more can you ask for.