An exploration of wine

753. Mylène Bru, Far-Ouest Coteaux du Languedoc, 2011

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Book 4 Wine 753

£??; 13.5%

Courtesy of Ruth playing the blind tasting game with me, this was a fascinating blind trial. After some guesswork & guidance, I got as far as a Southern French blend, but this being apparently a natural / low SO2 wine, it had a very unusual (confusing) nose. Initially, a mix of marmite and animally notes, which was hard to get past. Its dark fruits and smoky sweetness, coupled with a relatively soft tannic structure suggested Southern Rhône, or Languedoc. Interesting and drinkable, but I wouldn’t seek this out in a hurry.

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