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Campos de Cima Três Bocas 2016

£15.50 £14.50

Made by Frenchman Michel Fabre, this is a distinctive and complex red that deserves further attention.

The 2018 arrives in early November – but please note the blend in this new vintage is different, comprising Tempranillo (40%), Malbec (30%) & Tannat (30%). As with the 2016, it is unoaked.

Description

ABV: 13%

APPEARANCE: Deep violet-ruby with very slight rusty tinge on rim

AROMAS: concentration of ripe, untamed hedgerow or forest fruits, with damson, plum and prune aromas all showing through

TASTE: Tannins are ripe, savoury and soft; palate is medium to full bodied and smooth, with plenty of ripe herbaceous brambly fruits. Intriguing fig, mint or menthol notes give the wine a real lift, too..

FOOD PAIRING: demands venison, a juicy steak, roast, stew or strongly flavoured cheese

OVERALL: Made by Frenchman Michel Fabre – who owns his own vineyard in the Minervois –  this is a distinctive and complex red that continues to develop with age