Beth's wine pick from AJ's Fine Foods - Clos Petit Corbin
3-24 Clos Petit Corbin
Retail Price: $39.99
Beth Price: $32.99
Infused with some of the world’s finest Merlot real estate, the excellent aromatics and concentration of a top vintage, and the nuance of a long maturation in neutral French oak, today’s 2019 Clos Petit-Corbin is off-the-charts delicious. All you need to do is decant for 30 minutes, serve in large Bordeaux stems, and enjoy layers of rich red berry fruit (raspberry, cherry, spiced plum, ripe strawberry) that spring from a complex bed of crushed stone, potting soil, bay leaf, clay, and pipe tobacco. As their longtime importer says: “It’s the kind of wine that can only be produced here, and only by growers who are able to fully trust noble Merlot to be its truest self.” Enjoy your bottle over the course of two evenings and stash your others away for consumption through 2027. Cheers!