A nice touch.
We raved about the 2012 vintage – so much so it sold out – and guess what, the 2013 Vintage doesn’t disappoint either.
Perfect for a long afternoon in the sun or shade, this is summer sipping at it’s best. A bright translucent colour reveals a delicate, refreshing floral palate, whiff of an HB Brunch and lovely swallow.
Grenache, Syrah, Shiraz blend.
Dear in O’Briens at €14.99 a bottle. We got this on a buy one, get one half price deal, so €11.25 a bottle. Sold out again I believe.
Hobby Horse Footnote: L’Ostal Cazes, like many other big producers must have considered investing in a Stelcap line so it was good to see that they have a proper cork closure – below – from DIAM, guaranteed free of TCA, an investment in good wine tradition; ceremony, presentation and standards. Rant over.
40% Grenache, 30% Syrah, 20% Carignan, 10% Mourvèdre
Hint of spiced red berried fruit, lovely earthy wine, fact sheet here
Earthy, smooth, rich Carignan from the Languedoc near Nimes. Most acceptable.
Interesting story on the Cave here
Vines from a Volcano near the seaside town of Cap d’Agde!
This is a pleasant Languedoc from winemaker Pierre Besinet with Oeach and Apricot notes apparent.
Perfectly potable VFM wine. Winemaker’s notes here