For many reasons, this Bourgueil is the antidote to over-hyped and over-priced French reds. It provides not just sheer deliciousness but also the sweetest sense of satisfaction in finding a wine that deFantastic nose with all the vivid red fruit of the Loire, but much of the sophistication of Bordeaux, with a varnish and earthy note which may be a touch of VA or even brett, but works so nicely in the mix! Furry tannic grip with mouthwatering acid and medium body with loads of clarity to the fruit, right through to the finish. livers what is usually promised only by far grander names. This is a very good buy compared with its more highfalutin' countrymen and furthermore it is bang on-trend in terms of style and variety.

Bourgueil, Le Haut De La Butte, Domaine De La Butte, 2016 France, Loire