December poses more than a few challenges. Yep, it’s hard to choose between two good friends. I have always been fond of top notch Chablis(authentic French Chablis that is) and Domaine du Chardonnay’s Chablis, which happens to be one of this month’s features, always has a special place in my cellar and on my table. Nonetheless, Bouchard Père et Fils’ 2008 Beaune du Château Premier Cru has to get my nod for top pick in December. It is an authentic red Burgundy. It is hauntingly aromatic, delicate, and refined; yet, it has years of life ahead of it. Because it is more difficult to produce a special red wine in Burgundy than a white wine, Bouchard wins. Kudos to the folks at Bouchard!
My other top pick is Kilkanoon’s 2003 Block Road Cabernet Sauvignon. Not only does it have it all going on, it is ready to drink. There’s nothing like first rate Cabernet with some bottle age on it. Enjoy this rich, flavorful Cabernet now and over the next few years.
A Votre Santé!