(2023) A blend of Grenache, Syrah, MourvÃ¨dre and Cinsault, this is organic certified. Pale to medium colour, and a relatively fruity and robust style, herbs and spices around lightly smoky, peach and citrus. In the mouth a nip of tannin backs up that impression of being a little more grippy and powerful, acids balancing the finish. Potentially quite a nice food wine with spicy chorizo dishes perhaps.
(2023) Mostly Grenache from Provence, aged on fine lees in tank. Extremely pale in colour, subtle aromatics, a little redcurrant and citrus, but not singing aromatically. Palate is fuller than you might imagine, a little more concentrated and robust. The red fruit comes through nicely and the finish is intense and quite long.
(2023) Closed with the 'Vinolock' glass stopper, this is a blend of Grenache, Cinsault and Syrah and opens with lots of floral and rose-hip lift, a very summery and delicate bloom of berry fruits and lifted notes. Lovely fruit on the palate, quite intense in this house's style, but I like the softer approach here, the acid nicely pitched and the whole picture about delicacy and enjoyment. Classy, approachable stuff.
(2023) Grenache, Cinsault, and Tibouren is the blend, typical of the Golfe de St Tropez where vineyards sit on red clay and limestone, with some elevation. Grapes are harvested at night to preserve freshness. It has quite an intense nose, of cherry lips andÂ strawberry, and a little suggestion of salty minerals. In the mouth concentrated and peachy, with small intense red berries and quite a decisive pithy acidity. Full flavoured and concentrated style, perhaps best with food.
(2023) A blend of 60% Grenache, 20% Cinsault and 20% Syrah, this comes from Maison Saint Aix, owned and run by the Kurver family, whose 75 hectares are planted at an altitude of 400-420 metres. It has a lovely nose with a wisp of roses and Turkish delight, lots of florals to the bright strawberry and raspberry fruit. The palate is delicate and precise, the acid giving pin-point balance to the quite ripe but elegant red fruit.
(2022) Mostly Grenache with Syrah, fruit comes from vineyards at 300-400m altitude, planted on clay and limestone soils. Pale and pretty in colour, there's an aromatic quality to this, a hint of passion fruit and small, sweet red berries. Punchy on the palate, plenty of zing and verve between raspberry fruit and its fine line of acidity. At time of review Â£5.50 discount to Â£11.99 on one of Majestic's scarcely realistic 'mix six' deals, oy by the bottle in Scotland. That price is good value - Â£17.49 less so.
(2021) Pale peach in colour, this 2020 wine very youthful with some pear drop character that will subside, a little cherry note and soft red berry fruits. On the palate Whispering Angel's trademark combination of elegant, cool precision with very easy-going, open and attractive fruitiness. Nicely textured, the raspberry fruit and edge of acidity is ripe but bone dry,Â and there's a hint of stony minerality adding to the sophistication of the finish.