By Laura Medina
Are you sick and tired from the stress of Christmas shopping?
Wish whatever you bought for Christmas will stretch into the New Year...and beyond?
You need two, two wines from the Bordeaux Region of France, one sweet and syrupy. The other light and bubbly. Either one will help you relax.
Castelnau de Suduiraut, Sauternes 2007 is bursting with ripeness in sunny afternoons then condenses its fructose in foggy mornings then aged and fermented in barrels for 12 months. Castelnau is a selection of vines that is ripe before the rest of the vineyard.
Another sweet relief is Chateau Haut-Colombier, Cotes de Blaye 2010. Squeezed then blended with 90% Merlot and 10% Fifty Old Vines Malbec from the hillside and a sunny vineyard, they harvest at night to cool grapes. A third of the vintage is aged in new French Oak from the best coopers. The 2010 vintage is concentrated in the notes of mocha and ripened black fruits, deep in color.
Now, treat yourself kindly with these two magnificent Bordeaux wines because you earned them.