Five wines from around the web #17

Recommendations are a day early this month as tomorrow I am off to [link2post id=”1548″]l’Arnsbourg[/link2post]. This will be my third trip and the previous two have both been freaking amazing. It is a great restaurant.

Pommard Premier Cru Grand Clos des Epenots 2005, Domaine de Courcel: Wonderful Pommard that is a bit less heroic than the 2003 I 1062″]tried recently. Excellent balance and real refinement. £41.50 from Lea and Sandeman.

2003 by Bollinger: Champagne for heros! Well, 1101″]I like it. £38.30 from Berry Brothers and Rudd.

Riesling Spatlese Brauneberger-Juffer Sonnenuhr 1999, Fritz Haag: A bottle of this was popped last night, but too close to bedtime for me to have the energy to write it up. Lovely fruit, great minerality and screaming acidity all inter-twined in a beautiful whole. £13.07 from Justerini and Brooks.

The Fergus 2005, Tim Adams: I had a bottle of this a few nights ago. I admit it is reasonably heroic, but it has a lovely balance between fruit and tannin. For a Grenache dominated wine it ages very well; I’ve had ten year old Fergus which has been most enjoyable. £9.49 from Tesco.

Semillon 2006, Tim Adams: Yes, I have a bit of a thing for Tim Adams’ wines, one of my favourite Australian producers; he sold me wine when I was under-age which marks him out as a top chap. This is a lively, reasonably oaky Semillon with a degree of complexity that makes it most pleasing. It’ll hang around for a few years, too. £8.54 from Tesco.