I’ve had a tube pulled out of my stomach today, that had been there for 24 hours. I need something manly and heroic to charge me with strength once again.
Collioure Clos du Moulin 2001, Domaine Mas Blanc
A rare wine from the South-West of France, the region that makes the whacked-out and crazy Banyuls sweet wines. This is the dry red wine from the region; in this case made from 90% Mourvedre and 10% Counoise. It is a herbal, meaty, richly fruity wine. It smells very much like the herb and fruit punches that will be appearing in Blighty when autumn comes around again. Yet it is not heavy or cloying. It is certainly powerful, but not over-powering in terms of alcohol, fruit or structure. The fragrance is very pleasing. It is nicely-tannic and really quite long. I think this will age for a another decade. This is a fine, and highly-affordable, wine.