Mas Coutelou L'Oublié Version 2020 Vin de France

(Code: COUT/OUBL/20)
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Mas Coutelou L'Oublié Version 2020 Vin de France
NV - mainly 2020, with various older vintages blended in
Region Puimisson - midway between Béziers and Faugères
Colour/Style Dry red - partly aged in old demi-muids
Grapes Syrah, Carignan and Cinsault
Alcohol (a.b.v)
Food Red meats, duck, casseroles, risotto
Next day
Even better
Drink Now or to 2030
The majority of this wine is from the 2020 vintage, but augmented with a small amount of wine from a "solera" of older vintages - namely, 2001, 2007, 2009, 2010, and 2012-19 - aged in an old demi-muid (600 litre barrel). Each year, a certain amount of the aged wine is drawn from the solera and added into the blend for the new wine, whilst the solera is refreshed/topped-up with the new wine. The nose is simply glorious - a riot of fresh bramble, cherry and blackcurrant aromas, with notes of old leather, curry spices, forest floor, fine eau de vie and a hint of licorice. The palate is similarly crammed with fresh and soused red and black fruit flavours, brimming with youthful vigour, yet with a welcome hint of maturity from the dash of older wine. The tannins are nicely chewy and robust, whilst the acidity is - surprise, surprise - mouth-watering and tangy. The overall effect is a full-bodied, concentrated, yet really elegant wine, which has the structure to age nicely for a good few years, although there really is no need to wait. A brilliantly quirky and really delicious wine..