Tanners Rhône Valley Red, Côtes du Rhône 2016
Pretty, jolie nose of red summer fruits with some plump, creamy blue fruit notes. Medium-bodied, round and juicy with good volume and supple tannins, offering long flavours of peppery spices over crisp red fruit. Very easy drinking.
|Bottle Size||75 cl|
|Sub Area||Côtes du Rhône|
|Grapes||60% Grenache, 20% Syrah, 10% Cinsault, 10% Mourvèdre|
|Drinking Guide||Drink Now|
|Notes||Screwcap, Environmentally-Friendly, Vegetarian, Vegan|
My wine of the week is a stellar Côtes du Rhône blend from Tanner’s Wines that I poured at home for my dad recently - he reckoned it was just about the best bottle he’s tried all year, so get in quick to secure your case if he hasn’t already bought the lot.
From an excellent year; grab this while you can. It’s juicy, spicy and pretty much a perfect red.
A great bargain from the southern Rhône, this blend of 60% Grenache with syrah, cinsault and mourvèdre has lovely top notes of red fruit, with a thread of pepperiness. An autumn classic, pair it with a burger or stew.
Made by the famous Châteauneuf-du-Pape estate, Domaine Font de Michelle, you will not believe the flavour and class shown by this cunning red wine. You can chill it for spicy dishes, but I suspect it will come into its own this autumn and winter with richer, heart-warming dishes!
This is delicious, with a pure hit of raspberry fruit delivered by Grenache. Rich and juicy, it is also poised and fresh, with spice and chargrilled notes behind the fruit.
The year 2016 was a good one in the southern Rhône, which may be why wines such as this are more delicious than usual. Grenache (60%) with syrah (20%), cinsault (10%) and mourèdre (10%), it tastes of dark berries, with a touch of white pepper.