Went to have a few drinks with a friend, started with gin and tonic while the champagne chilled in the fridge and then drank the champagne as the Margaux breathed.
It was a good little catch-up, cigars and G&T with Human Planet on in the background, discussed a whole range of interesting topics and learnt about lunch vouchers… which are apparently very popular across Europe. I’d never heard of them, but they essentially are a tax efficient way of a company to give you lunch money, but due to their nature (near universal acceptance) they can act as a parallel currency.
The champagne was very tasty and the Margaux really was delicious. The nose was a really excellent bordeaux experience; wood, chocolate, tobacco (or was that the cigar?!), hint of liquorice, ripe fruit. Balanced powerful palate with soft tannins and finish. 2000 was a great year, and a strong one. I found myself swaying slightly as I made my way home.