A 2016 Marcillac from TWS this evening, one of my favourite summer reds:
This is the ‘Vieilles Vignes’ from Domain du Cros, and it certainly shows more concentration, depth and length of flavour than their Lo Sang del Païs bottling. Still looking young in the glass, the nose is a fantastic combination of iodine, wet soil, bramble fruit and clove-like spice. The palate is just as good with deep berry fruit, followed by savoury, spicy and even ‘meaty’ notes, ending on a bramble tanginess. How this delicious, concentrated and well-made wine is £9.95 is beyond me. If you like Mencía or a Loire Cab Franc I’d be surprised if you don’t like this wine.
Should go really well with our pasta and venison sausages - in fact, ten out of ten from the Galinsky-Johnson team!