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Domaine Turner Pageot Le Rouge 2018 Languedoc - Pézenas

(Code: TURN/ROUGE/18)
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Domaine Turner Pageot Le Rouge 2018 Languedoc - Pézenas
Vintage
2018
Region Gabian, north of Pézenas
Colour/Style Dry red, full-bodied, aged partly in barrel, partly in vat 
Grapes 80% Grenache, 20% Syrah
Alcohol (a.b.v)
14.0%
Food All manner of lamb, beef, duck and mushroom dishes
Next day 
Just as good, perhaps even better
Drink Now to 2028
Made from Grenache grown on schist, and Syrah grown on clay, limestone and volcanic basalt. A beautiful deep but limpid and youthful blood red/purple colour, leading to a narrow rim. The nose offers an expressive and heady mix of red and black fruit aromas, brioche, polished leather, iodine, tobacco and mixed spice - the sort of smell that transports me instantly to the Languedoc. It is richly-fruited and full-bodied on the palate, with grippy but ripe tannins and bags of juicy cherry skin and soft citrus acidity to match. It is undoubtedly still youthful, but it is such a joy to drink now that the gentle dryness of those tannins - like fine, dark, bitter chocolate - is more than offset by the sheer vibrancy and depth of the fruit. We have red cherry, pomegranate, redcurrant, orange peel and a hint of dark bramble (to mention just a few), along with spices and myriad secondary, gently earthy flavours. It really is the essence of sweet and sour loveliness, with a long, dry, peppery, spicy, bitter orange finish that lingers for an age. Ideally, it needs to be paired with food (leg of lamb, grilled steak, or perhaps stir-fried red peppers, onions and mushrooms), but I challenge you not to drink most of it before the food is ready, because it is utterly more-ish! Biodynamic.