Another evening in over Christmas, another wine from Languedoc. This one was a beautifully festive dark red. It smelled of woodland, in a positive way, oak and freshly kicked up leaf mould rather than mushrooms.
Although dry, the fruit and spice combined to give it a sweetness, something reminiscent of cinnamon bun with granny’s damson jam. Perhaps the 13.5% alcohol was kicking in at that stage, but that’s what it reminded me of.
There was a good wallop of oak which combined with the wines own ripe tannins to give it a bit of backbone. I really enjoyed this wine and thought it well worth the £10 price tag. It’s not a huge producer, but it is worth looking out for if you’re in the mood for something a little different from the high street standard choices.