Domaine Jordy Tentation 2009

By | February 24, 2013

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.