A heavyweight from the South of France.
Big, austere dry fruity mouthfeel, definitely for lovers of raw red meats.
From the wholesalers website “Top quality Languedoc winery owned by Château Pichon-Longueville in Bordeaux. With an explosion of red fruits, peppery spices and wild herbs on the nose that follow through to the smooth and full-bodied palate.”
Hedonistic – A delicious, intriguing raspberry blend of Grenache and Mourvedre from the Languedoc. Vibrant colour, firm alcohol delivery. Hedonistic & moorish.
A welcome dinner party bring from John & Susan. Smart packaging with a glass stopper from Vinolock.
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.
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.
[categories France, Beaujolais]
Wolf’s hill demense?
This more than workmanlike product is from Beaujolais and a reliable dinner party stalwart.
Inky colour, full bodied for its origin.
Super wine from Laura’s stock
For the money, an outstanding value claret that sends some of the famed / named houses to Coventry.
Pantone 209 with good legs in the glass, warm nose, wonderful dry mouthfeel, silky firm tannins, lovely aftertaste. Always a pleasure to imbibe a Chaignes creation.
A fruity flavoursome, lots of lush redcurrants in a firmish body. Rich colour.
Nice write up on Arnaud here: http://www.bbr.com/producer-1198-domaine-arnaud-ente