Nobody knew what wine we had ordered, when the Frenchman in the group tried it, I saw his face lit up, then everyone else's. What is this? It is something special. It was also very reasonably priced for a restaurant. Strong fruit flavours, full bodied and very easy to drink at the same time. What's not to like?
Varieties on the 2007 blend: Garnacha (39%), Syrah (26%), Merlot (26%), Cabernet Sauvignon (9%).Winemaking with long maceration and fermentation at 26C.
Aged for 21 months, 50% in American oak, 50% in French oak.
14.5% Vol. Bordeaux dark bottle.
Taste: Cherry colour, mature fruit, balsamic and coffee.
Online retailers have some good rates, here are the best I found:
Vinissimus, 2008 vintage at a reasonable £8.73
Wine Merchant, 2005 vintage at £12.99
KMW, 2007 vintage at £14.25