|Thézan-les-Béziers, 10km north of Béziers
|Dry red - medium bodied, aged in vat
|Old vine Syrah, Aramon and Cinsault
|White meats, cold cuts, pizza
|Almost as good
|Now, or to 2026
|Made from old vine Syrah, Aramon and Cinsault - the Syrah replaces Carignan of previous vintages of this cuvée. This is a somewhat unusual blend, from vines in excess of 55 years old. It really is the most delightful colour for a red wine - a translucent, bright, shiny raspberry red, with a tiny watery rim. The nose offers enticing aromas of cherry blossom, red berries and currants, mandarin orange, garam masala, forest floor and woodsmoke. The palate is again equally compelling, with cherry, redcurrant, and raspberry flavours, with hints of soft spice and clotted cream, all wrapped around a core of fine tannins and mouth-watering cherry skin acidity. At the same time generous, yet light, almost ethereal, sweet-sour wine, with a body and texture similar to that of a Cru Beaujolais or Village Burgundy. Quite simply, a beautiful wine, which is great to drink now!