number 5: Ailes de Paloumey Haut-Medoc 2003
number 4: Domaine de L’Amandine Cote du Rhone 2004
If this was fashion, it’d be a life vest. In the easy-to-reach section of the supermarket, this is a trusty Cote du Rhone that will save you if you are in immediate danger (of not having anything good to drink on a cold night).
number 3: Cote de Beaune-Villages 2005 from Bouchard Pere & Fils
number 2: Knappstein Clare Valley Shiraz 2003
Number 1: Chateauneuf du Pape Roger Sabon Reserve 2003
Something symphonic. The character just built and built. I even felt sad at the end of the half bottle (I could only afford a half bottle) because it hinted at the potential that could have kept developing…
Overall, a good month for red wine!