La Gabinelle Faugères 2018
Deep colour, intense nose, rich, full fruit flavours on the palate, with hints of chocolate. Very soft tannins. A touch of freshness.
50% Syrah, 30% Grenache, 15% Carignan, 5% Mourvèdre
Lovely to drink on its own or with red meat and cheese
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I bought this after being recommended by a French couple who felt a somewhat overlooked appellation deserved wider recognition. This is excellent, solid and redolent of the maquis of the area. Good fruit and a pleasant nose, fairly full in the mouth and a lingering aftertaste. In my opinion not as good as the 2017 Languedoc from the same producer and the year may have made the difference, though this may improve with age. Definitely worth a try if you want a good Syrah with a little less Grenache than the Languedoc.