L’escarpolette Vin de France, 2011

L’escarpolette, Vin de France (Montpeyroux), France, 2010.

A blend of 60% cinsault and carignan, organic (uncertified), 13% abv, natural cork closure; Robersons, about £12.

Needs decanting for an hour.

WSET style tasting note
Appearance – clear and bright, medium (+)  intensity ruby, showing tears.

Nose – clean on the nose, pronounced intensity, developing, stewed red plum, dried rose, prune, a herbal-savory note – garrigue-like if you’ve ever run your hands over wild thyme and rosemary in Provence, with a hint of VA.

Palate – the wine is dry, with medium acidity, medium smooth tannins, medium alcohol, medium body, a medium (+) intensity, with flavours of red plum juice, stewed red cherry, prune and a savoury spicy note.  The finish is long and clean.

Quality and comment – a wine of good quality, with moderate concentration and complexity, balanced with smooth moderate tannin and a long length with a clean finish.  A food wine.

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