Your Sommelier – October 2018 Discover French Wine

Your Sommelier is a monthly wine subscription box.

Every month you will receive 3 bottles of French wine selected by our Sommeliers with matching tasting cards including food pairing, information about wine, regions and appellations. You’ll also get our welcome binder to regroup all of your cards.

There are two options:

Discovery Box – A perfect introduction. Discover and learn. £36/Month

Expert Box – The finest French wines for Connoisseurs. £60/Month.

As you might expect, your three bottles of wine come well boxed up.

This month we have a white and two reds.

Usually the three wines are from one particular region, but this time the wines are focused on cheese pairings. As usual there’s also the individual card for each bottle.

First, Beaujolais ‘Rochebonne’ 2017 Trenel.

This was recommended to drink with Vacherin Mont d’Or, which is a creamy cheese, or a light blue cheese.

The wine itself was quite light but plenty of fruity flavours. It could be served very slightly chilled, but I enjoyed it at regular room temperature. It was very easy to drink!

The white was Anjou Blanc2017 Domaine de la Treille.

This had a nice colour, and a lovely fresh fruity flavour and aroma. The cheese pairing was goat cheese, Brie, or Camembert, nice and creamy. Brie was incredibly complementary and really brought out the apricot flavours in this wine. Delicious even in the cold weather. As an extra bonus this wine is organic.

Chinon 2016 Chateau du Petit Thouars.

This  red was even more fruity than the previous one, and almost no tannic dryness. Its cheese pairing is mild cheddar or Comte, which which is mild and slightly nutty in flavour and goes very well with this lively wine.

I enjoyed these three wines very much. I didn’t have all the suggested cheeses, but I did have Cheddar and Brie to sample with the wines, and they went perfectly together.

Having two red wines is very welcome now the weather is cold, but the flavour of the white wine was lovely and full, so still very pleasant indeed.

It’s a great idea to create a wine and cheese pairing box. All the suggested cheeses are easily found in the supermarket, and cheese is a wonderful way to finish a meal.

As always the tasting notes are useful and informative, and you can keep them for future reference, very handy if you’re planning another wine and cheese evening.

The value of this box is good, especially when you consider that delivery is included as well as all the information cards. These wines all come direct from France, and you won’t find them in the supermarket!

Our score: 9.6/ 10

Another lovely selection of wines, this month with a terrific guide to cheese pairings.

  • Quality of products10
  • Originality10
  • Packaging and delivery10
  • Value for money8
  • Selection of products10

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