La Cave de Roquebrun “Col de l’Orb” Saint-Chinian red 2021. NEW vintage.
40% Syrah, 30% Grenache, 20% Carignan, 10% Mourvèdre.
This wine had me at hello: gorgeous and lifted fruit purity, cherry liqueur and cassis, pretty and refined perfume reminiscent of Pinot Noir, and with just enough breadth and volume to make the palate purr. This was a stand-out for me when I was tasting at the winery a couple of weeks ago and for a GSM+Carignan blend it is highly original in its elegance. GSMs are normally burly ballsy reds but this one is tailored for lovers of red Burgundy.
Drink now to 2027.