Chateau de Caraguilhes, Corbieres, 2015

A dinner party bring. A fruity, meaty mouthful from the South East.

Thick, plum purple, good legs, black berry nose, good mouthfeel, big fruit Blackberry bang on the tongue, dry finish.
14%. A blend of Syrah 60%, Grenache Noir 15% and 25% Carignan.


​Les Mougiuels, Picpoul de Pinet / Torre del Falasco Valpolicella Ripasso

John, David and I had a first visit for food to Fern & Co post-Golf (congratulations Dave!). The layout is the same as the previous Wild Boar entity with the Decor ‘Mahoganied’ up in the Bar and Restaurant. Fern have recently changed the menu and made the pricing more accessible. Not a bad meal.
Les Mouginels, Picpoul de Pinet, Languedoc 2015

The white: very light, floral
– acceptable but lacking any depth though washed down my tasty Asparagus and Broad Beans, followed by the Sea Bass.

Torre del Falasco Valpolicella Superiore Ripasso, Cantina Valpantena, 2014

Cherries & Chocolate with a spicy sweet finish. A competent yet expensive Ripasso @ €38 from Cantina Valpantena in the Veneto.