Bellingham 2007 Bernard Chenin Blanc

I have a lot of respect for Stuart Pearce.  I liked him as manager of Man City although clearly he was not experienced enough at the time.  For the last couple of years he has been preparing England Under 21s for the European Cup.  We were clearly the best side in the tournament with the possible exception of Germany, who gave us a 4-0 bloody nose in the final.

But for 3 key suspensions, England might well have put up a fight, but what do I know?  I don’t have Sky Sports in the flat so I have had to suffer Wimbledon instead where sulky Scot/plucky Brit (depending if he loses/if he wins), Andy Murray, was on terrestrial TV playing in the latest night ever finish at Wimbledon (no football connection there – not any more anyway) against Stanislas Wawrinka, the more than plucky Swiss.

Bernard Dobber!

Bellingham “The Bernard Series” Old Vine Chenin Blanc 2007 is pretty plucky.  I thought Chenin Blanc tipped a wink to Blandshire, on average.  But this far from average example has more spunk than Murray, more intensity than Pearce and more grunt than Michelle Larcher de Brito.

Imagine peaches and cream but with some grapefruit slices added.  Not quite right but still quite nice.  A bit like a pig on a tennis court.

In a good night for Britain, Murray won in the 5th set.  Just about offset England’s hammering by the old foe/In a bad night for Scotland, Murray lost in the 5th set.  I think England did as well as can be expected against a well drilled, fit and fully available Teutonic plague.

For the record, Murray won – HOORAH!  I am not the world’s biggest tennis fan but what a tip top thoroughly enjoyable match.  I might follow the rest of Wimbledon now.

As for Chenin Blanc – next time you visit Majestic, expect the unexpected, the bizarre, the bold, the brave, the ever so slightly bonkers.

3 Responses to “Bellingham 2007 Bernard Chenin Blanc”

  1. Tim Easton Says:

    Bathers, this is all very well but where is your review of the Belle Vista 1994 Guanoc -we await with baited breath!!

  2. Tim Easton Says:

    Apologies to Bob and Jackie Hayes – that would be BELLA Vista. I shall be hunting down more of the ’94 when I’m over in August. Thanks again for Saturday and changing my opinion of vintage Champagne and Karaoke!

  3. Alastair Bathgate Says:

    Easto – patience is a virtue my dear chap…
    And btw it is GUENOC so that’s two apologies due 🙂

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