July 13, 2011

Domaine Roux Pere et Fils Meursault Vieilles Vignes, 2009, Burgundy, France

By Andrew Barrow In Wine Notes

Domaine Roux Pere et Fils Meursault Vieilles Vignes 2009

Five Days/Five Wines: Sunday 9th July
In the great scheme of things Waitrose being out of stock of fresh Tarragon is just a minor, trivial, insignificant, unimportant inconvenience. Shame the chap waiting alongside me for the ‘weekender lad’ to return from a warehouse forage for said Tarragon didn’t realise this. The lad returned empty handed. Swearing, stomping, moaning to anything that would listen. I heard him bellowing to his wife from the other end of the store a good ten minutes later. All that anger over tarragon. Embarrassing. No wonder I generally dislike people. I wonder what his wife is like…

It might not be quite the same but I sprinkle dried tarragon in the Sunday one-pot chicken dish. Midsomer Murders is running in the background – “oh look that’s Wallingford town hall…” “oh, isn’t that the road into Ewelme…” “They’ve used the pub in Warborough… again” – Chicken thighs, browned shallots, garlic, wine and chicken stock, tarragon and bay leaf… later, just prior to serving and pressing play on the blu-ray player, Rodda’s Crème Fraîche is stirred through the sauce.

As for the wine, something special is called for seeing as it’s a Sunday. A Meursault.

A wine, retailing for twenty five quid is one that even a non-wine expert mentioned as being something a little special. Texturally interesting (tumbling fresh water gravel), herbed edges, decent length, pear and apple skins, weighty. Finesse. A lovely drop to accompany the Chicken.

My local Waitrose has been out of Vegimite for at least three weeks; now THAT is something to get steamed up about!

Domaine Roux Pere et Fils Meursault Vieilles Vignes, 2009, Burgundy, France [Adegga / Snooth] is another wine to be in the Bibendum Summer Sale. Normally £27.08 it will be reduced to £18.05 from the 19th July through to the 1st August.

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  1. Earle Wines July 14, 2011

    Limited stock also available

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