Domaine Bassac XIV, IGP Côtes de Thongue
This beautifully presented and stunningly rich Syrah was one of the most memorable wines tasted at the ‘Millesime Bio’ wine show in January 2017 and was thus a ‘no-brainer’ addition to our range. Sadly, availability is very limited as we weren’t the only company that were smitten by it. ‘XIV’ so ‘X1V’ because it comes from the 2014 vintage, is 14% abv, has spent 14 months in oak barriques and has the potential to age for around that many years also. It’s an alluringly dark red wine with notes of ripe black fruits and a hint of smokiness. The flavours are concentrated yet well-balanced and the finish persistent. ‘XV’, a slightly different riff on the same concept, is still under wraps but is one to look forward to. GOLD MEDAL ‘Millésime Bio 2017’.