Feeling a bit doolally this evening, and struggling with Tennis Elbow pain, so really welcome a comforting wine this evening
A blend of 80% Syrah 20% Grenache, this is a little more restrained on the fruit-front than previous bottle - but still with wonderful nose and palate. If anything, a little more integrated and brooding this time round, perhaps? Blackberries, dark cherries and a hint of plums on the nose, as well as a smoked meat, cloves and menthol.
Smooth and plush on the palate - but again, a little toned down than the previous bottle all the same. Lots going on - notes of cherries, prunes and elderberries mix with dark chocolate, savoury dried herbs and spice (clove mainly). Good balance between velvety tannins and lively acidity and a minty freshness I really like in the background. Tasted blind I would guess it was 13% - but it manages to deceive well with its 14%
Finish is decent, with a pleasant medicinal note. If only I could dab this on my poor elbow…
What’s in your glass this week?