(2011) 13.5%. Vin de Pays de Caux. The Tempranillo vines were planted here in 1980, 'here' being the Languedoc (I had to look the little-known 'Vin de Pays de Caux' up). The wine has a very vibrant purple colour and beautifully clean, graphite-touched nose of juicy blackberries. On the palate there's a creaminess to the texture that is very alluring, the richness of the fruit is concentrated and coats the tongue, and hints of tobacco and subtle spices marry with the ripe tannins in the finish. Really very stylish stuff.