Domaine Clavel, Le Mas 2015
This wine is Rhône-like in character, from the blend of grapes to the open, stony ground. Ageing in concrete before bottling allows the wine to relax without adding any oak flavours. Blackcurrant and redcurrant nose with some peppery spiciness. There is some grip, with a red and black fruit profile. The mid-palate is stolen by the tannins, but should come through when drunk with pasta or meat dishes. A pure, spicy finish.
Taster: James Button