As much as I loved the Vacqueyras as a match for the Provencal lamb (see below), this 25-year-old Bourgois Cru from Bordeaux may have trumped it.
Deep ruby. Elegant bouquet of cherries, flowers, mint and aromatic herbs. Just enough of the herbs to give it an aromatic lift. On the palate, it is elegant and smooth with cherries, currants and tea showing on a lively finish. A captivating wine showing very little sign of advancing age.