Yes I know, summer is finally there and screams for light wines: whites, rosés and maybe a fruity red, but this nice piece of Charolais simply begged on its knees for a powerful Pauillac.
And it’s true: it would be a shame to serve this Côte de Boeuf, medium-rare, with an unworthy wine. So I pulled the cork out of a 2004 Château Pontet-Canet.
Dark red, nice currant nose. On the palate a mix of velvet and fine grained tannins. Still rather adstringent, but with that piece of beef it worked well. The wine will be a dream in about 2 to 3 years I guess, but on such occasions it is already very satisfying.