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19th August 2012

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Les Jamelles, Reserve Mourvèdre 2011, France
The famous Rhône grape Mourvèdre lives somewhat in the shadow of Syrah and Grenache, but can produce some terrific wines that are full of fruit and character. This Mourvèdre comes from the Languedoc and has recently been awarded the best Languedoc red under £10 by Decanter. It is partially made by carbonic maceration, giving it abundant fruit on the nose, bursting with ripe, deep black cherry and cassis and hints of spice and tobacco. On the palate it has a certain silky fruit sweetness, but it has a bit of grip and structure that elevates it above some other carbonic maceration wines, with a bit of meaty, food-friendly depth too. Watch the video for more information and food matching suggestions. £6.99, The Co-operative.

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