Here’s one worth reporting on -
No, that’s not the vintage! It’s the year the vineyard was planted, and this is a field blend of 23 different varieties, some highly obscure and some which are probably unique to the vineyard and whose names have been lost. The vintage is the small numbers in the corner of the label.
For the record, its full name is 2016 Domaine La Tour Boisée (Minervois) “Plantation 1905”. It’s very much a quality South of France blend - if you regularly drink those you would probably spot it. Though on the palate the flavours go beyond the usual Grenache-Carignan-Syrah-Mourvedre spectrum. Structurally it has Carignan as a component and the rather unique tannins of this grape are there in a supporting role.
Not expensive, and this probably counts as a “natural” wine though it isn’t sold under that category. But interesting and a bit of fun midweek.