A pair of hearty reds from South West France

Including possibly the first wine video to reference man-breasts…

Plaimont Producteurs Les Vignes Retrouvées Saint Mont Rouge 2010, South West France (£8.50 The Wine Society)
Young and feisty, but with a stern brow, this has slightly baked berry and blackcurrant flavours plus a touch of tomato underpinned by an iron-like edge and firm tannins. Juicy and ripe, slightly rustic, but lots of flavour – but is it too extractive? B+
PS if you don’t know what extractive means, think over-mashed teabag…


Château Haut Monplaisir ‘Pur Plaisir’ Cahors 2010, South West France (£11.25 Eton Vintners) Rich, fleshy, voluptuous wine, with almost oily kirsch and crème de cassis flavours, prominent smoky oak and (as with the above) a touch of earthy iron-rich rusticity. It does have some of the fragrance of Malbec, but will there still be some freshness in the wine when that oak has subsided? Intriguing, intense but maybe too big for its own good… S(-)

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