Chateau Venus 2011 (CHATEAU VENUS, 3, Pertigues – Brouquet
33720 Illats – France) is a young and sprightly wine from Graves, Bordeaux. It is Merlot lead so gives a lot of plum on the palate with a slight tart back taste from the tannins. There is a little flora on the nose but not much given its age. It is not a tradition Graves wine, so it is better suited to lighter foods. At about £8 a bottle from Lidl is is not bad value but could do with being cellared for a couple of years to help build in a little depth.
Blog post by Richard Randall