I’m tempted to call this one “Meaty, Beaty, Big and Bouncy”, partly because it is all of those things, partly because that’s one of my favourite albums, but mostly because it’s fun to say. Go on, give it a go. This wine has lots of everything. It has a lavender, herby fruity smell, and an arresting purple colour.
The taste of herbs and lavender don’t really carry through to the taste because you’re smacked upside the head by fat fruitiness and a sweet reminder of the childhood delight of liqueur chocolates, then there’s something that if I knew what I was talking about I might call cigar-box, but I don’t so something tobacco-ish, but in a positive way, rather than a cheap roll-ups kinda way.
I liked Chateau Saint Martin de la Garrigue Coteaux du Languedoc Rouge “Bronzinelle” a lot. It wasn’t sophisticated, it wasn’t fancy, but it was wine that tasted like someone had made it to be enjoyed, with home cooked food and loud friends. Expect to feel happy paying £15 from Aldeby Wines for it.