19 Aug 2006

Straining at the Stalls

Au Bon Climat Santa Maria Valley Pinot Noir '04 [£15.99, Noel Young]

DELECTABLE WITH perfectly ripe fruit, one almost gets the impression that the bright berry, Tuber rose talc and cedar-scented aromas were impatient to be unleashed, almost like a racehorse straining at the stalls. One of the highlights of this year, drunk alongside a risotto of squab pigeon, then rabbit wrapped in prosciutto at the Three Horseshoes, Madingley, gastropub of the four strong food conscious collection overseen by Master of Wine, John Hoskins.
Here is my fruitbowl, filled with peaches and figs, all grown outdoors at my parents house in Cambridge (without Baby Bio!)