Bastide du Claux Malacare Luberon Rouge 2018
- The 2018 is so soft and ripe it's hard to believe it's the same wine as 2017. More concentrated Grenache flavours this time and the Syrah is more jammy. A touch less dry also as well as more softness but with similar acidity makes this too easy to drink. At almost 15% alcohol it will need a few minutes to excuse itself but when it's ready it's full of blueberry pie filling, dark cherry nibs, dried herbs, dark chocolate and the lovely touch of smoky meat and iron you come to expect from Syrah. Not quite Australia but close enough and more balanced.
- *Must be purchased with prepared foods.