However, the star of the meal came at the end, Château d’Esclans 2010. Lightly aromatic on the nose – thanks in part to some Rolle (or Vermentino) it tasted of peaches and red berries drizzled with cream.
And yes, I would fork out £21.50 (Bibendum) for this wine. On a special occasion. Like when the sun actually comes out – and stays out – in a typical English summer.