Bonny Doon Vineyard “Le Cigare Volant” 2018

I think my first Bonny Doon wine. A producer that has been on my “must try” list for ages…

This would be a super exciting wine… without the VA issue that ruins it unfortunately. If we put the fault aside for a moment, then there is a lot to be adored here. Grenache blend in Burgundy mode. Definitely Old World. Savory, finessed, whole bunch style. Surprising freshness for a such a blend, no raisins, just a bit of pretty hibiscus sweetness gives a clue about the main varieties. So pure and sensitively made, with real, beautiful tannins. But at the end the volatile acidity is distracting.

Rating: just OK, 83 points. 
Price: around €30.
Stockists: see Wine Searcher (bought mine at Vinatis, but it’s sold out there).
Tasted: February, 2021.
Source: own purchase.