A blend of 80% Syrah and 20% Grenache, a dark smoky red from the Languedoc. Great value - drink this with lamb or a good rare steak.
Actually no, this is even better value. You'd be talking three figures and more for this if it came from a little bit further north. As it is, this is simply stunning, yet has plenty of life in it yet.
Alain Brumont is an absolute legend in the South West of France and his estate has been called the 'Petrus of the South West'. A dark brooding wine with great depth and length.
The 'Black Wine of Cahors' is made with Malbec, and here produces a dark fruit dominated wine, brooding with rosemary herbs and lifted by a fresh finish.
Stunning value, easy drinking party wine from our friends at Claude Val.
The infamous wines of Madiran, made with the Tannat grape, can be tough, tannic and un-approachable. This, however, is firm but fair, with a dark fruit nose, and a well-concentrated cassis and bramble fruit palate, enhanced with leather, spice and black
This was a stand out wine when I tasted it among several others in September. Classic Cab Franc green edges with lots of dark fruit body and classy tannins.
This wonderful wine is from the Languedoc and is great value for money. Plummy with a smooth silky palate.