Chateau Tire Pe "Diem" Bordeaux 2017 Merlot
In 2017 half of all grapes in Bordeaux were wiped out by frost - but not at Château Tire-Pé: high up on the right bank of the Garonne river this a frost-free eagles' nest-vineyard where they ripened one of the most perfect-looking crops I had ever seen when I visited the estate just before harvest in 2017. The wine has gone on to be as beautiful as the grapes had promised and at $19.95 per bottle in a dozen I would be willing to bet that this is the best value Bordeaux currently available to buy in Australia. It is also certified organic.
Tasting note: Profound Merlot fruit with smooth and balanced palate structure that nails the drinkability sweet-spot.