2016 Le Paradou Grenache
For the money, it`s ridiculous. Delicious!..."wines for pleasure and sharing", as Fred Chaudière (from Château Pesquié) puts it. It`s a joyful wine with red berry aromas and "garrigue" notes, medium/full-bodied and cutting the perfect balance between ripeness and freshness. In many ways a simple wine, but also characterful and honest.
`Unexpectedly dark in colour for an inexpensive pure Grenache. Broad-brush strawberry and fresh herbs. Lush, juicy texture, all pulled together by some pretty strident acidity – almost too much. Young vine simplicity, young vine vibrancy, Ventoux energy.
Usually around £10 in the UK; very good value.` 89 points, Drink 2018 to 2020. Matt Walls, 17th January 2018, www.mattwalls.co.uk
“ Deep ruby colored, with awesome notes of garrigue, pepper, kirsch and dark fruits, this beauty hits the palate with medium to full-bodied richness, no hard edges and a great finish. It sells for a song and way over-delivers. " 90 points, Jeb Dunnuck,