Vacqueyras 2016 Domaine La Garrigue, Pierre-Albert Bernard
As you can imagine this is 'take-no-prisoners' southern Rhône. Impressions of undergrowth, musk and leather are evocative of the garrigue from which the vineyard derives its name. The strong, rich flavour is finely structured, the tannins are powerful yet well integrated, the fruit is brandied cherries and a firm rasp of pepper seasons the palate. A winter wine for roast partridge with cabbage or duck with olives.