Wine for the weekend: 2009 Marquis de Calon



The Berry Bros. & Rudd offices are full of the TGIF feeling this afternoon. Over in the Hampshire shop, our Assistant Manager Julien Le Pevedic, reveals what he’s selected to toast the weekend.

Looking at the weather forecast for the first official weekend of spring, I’ve reluctantly returned my first-choice wine – a robust BBQ red – to the rack for at least another seven days.

However, the grill’s loss is the classic roast’s gain, and instead I will be opening this classy Claret, a 2009 Marquis de Calon. Coming from the prestigious Ch. Calon-Ségur, this has everything I look for in a Bordeaux red. It has intense black fruits on the nose, it’s soft and silky on the palate and has a lingering finish… All of which means it usually has my family reaching for the second bottle.