For Grenache lovers – a dry red from Maury, Domaine de l’Arboussa 2015

The more un-fortified Grenaches I try from this traditionally vin doux naturel producing part of France, the more convinced I am that it’s really a special place for the variety. Andrew Jefford is right.

A charming wine. Old school and rustic in a good way. Shows some development, a bit of Tawny edge to the ripe, dried figs and rosemary Grenache aromas. Broad and a tad sweet on the palate, but pleasantly drying at the same time, which lends an almost Sangiovese-like, sinewy and savory side to it. Just lovely.

Rating: very good wine, 88 points.
Price: 12 Euros at vinatis.com.
Value: great, I would buy it again.
Tasted: August, 2019.
Source: I ordered it online.
Drinking window: 2019-2021.

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