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Corteza 2019

By Domaine La Lauzeta

£19.90

Our first, and eagerly-awaited, certified organic red Saint Chinian. A blend of Grenache, Syrah, Carignan and Cinsault, aged for 10 months in stainless steel, this is a fruit-forward expression of the schist terroir which will stand up to a hearty meal of game, duck or beef, but also make very pleasant quaffing, preferably with some fine charcuterie.

 

And here's the latest review from Tamlyn Currin for the Jancis Robinson website, 04/12/20:

https://www.jancisrobinson.com/tastings/226738

Everything I want a St-Chinian to be! Deeply perfumed, the timbre of pure fruit resonating in full tone through every corner of your mouth. A wine that demands a full-body response with tannins so silky that they slip out the glass, slip off your tongue, slip through the fruit. Ripe red fruit with a fresh pomegranate sharpness and texture, so juicy your mouth waters as the wine hits your lips and yet not simple. Tingling, long and so delicious that I had goosebumps rill down my spine. Tom Hills may have made this to be an easy quaffing wine, but it's so much more than that. I have eight more Languedoc reds to taste and all I want to do is abandon my post and go sit by the fire with an inappropriately large glass of this. (TC)