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.