|Single Bottles (75cl) @ £7.60|
Up-front fruit, a good dose of spice. Good-value food wine. Rich and well-structured, having a higher proportion of Grenache and Syrah than previous vintages with just a touch of Cinsault for an extra dimension - from 1999, most of the Cinsault is used to produce a rosé. 2007 is probably the best vintage yet, combining elegance, purity and fruit.
2010 to 2015
70% Grenache, 25% Syrah, 5% Cinsault
Partially destalked, varietal fermentations and ageing around 15 months prior to blending and bottling
"British-owned Domaine des Anges has been showing the locals how to make fresh, scented, quaffable reds at a fair price for decades. 2007 was a particularly good vintage, and this is ripe and full but seductively scented with cool orchard air and the dark red fruit of cherries and strawberries flows effortlessly through the local landscape of rocks and herbs". (Oz Clarke's 250 Best Wines)
"The vines are 25 years old on average and you can taste the depth that this tends to impart. The wine saw no oak but you wouldn’t be quite sure tasting blind. Definitely a decent wine at the price and infinitely superior to quite a few similarly priced Côtes du Rhône wines …a definitely go-out-and-buy wine." (Tom Doorley, Sunday Tribune)
"Extraordinarily delicate but with big, ripe fruity flavours." (Matthew Nugent, Evening Herald)
"Full of interesting smokey flavours and southern warmth and pepper, it scores high on taste and value." (Ronan Farren, Sunday Independent)
Bistro food - steak and chips etc.