Red wine. “L’Esprit” Pic Saint-Loup 2019. 70% Shiraz, 20% Grenache, 10% Mourvèdre.
Close to being the best red wine I have tasted this year. Very dark and dense looking with seriously classy burgundian oak, detailed and complex, really gorgeous aromatics: smoky bacon fat, toast, roasted nuts, lime, spice, kaffir leaves….endless complexity. A playground for your olfactory sense: delicate, sensuous, bewildering, extremely attractive and yet not overdone at all. Palate is perfection, balanced and full but smooth and horrendously drinkable. The goods!
Drink now to 2035.