Pays D'oc - Languedoc Roussillon (South France)
From the bottle
'Glorious flavours of sun-ripened plums and summer fruits, vibrant and elegant with a touch of spice. Serve with barbecued lamb and pepper kebabs or rich beef and ale pie.. Selected Merlot parcels from across the Oc region ...were picked to give complexity and spice'
Price £9.99 (Available from Tesco)
Sometimes companies like to implement the use of clever marketing tools. In the wine world they like to use thick, heavy bottles to get consumers to think subconsciously that whatever is in such an expensive looking bottle will itself be expensive and good.
This wine is in one of these said bottles but with compliments to the winemaker the contents are indeed as good as. Beautifully compelling smells of plums, red berries and even a little cherry. On the palate it is fruity and soft with a supple mouth feel. A hint of spice comes though which is a slightly unexpected from the aroma but pleasing. A lingering taste and very easy drinking wine.
Rating - Stop what you are doing and empty the shelves