2017 Cotes de Roussillon Villages 'Tautavel', Chateau Seguala, Roussillon, France
What a wine Chateau Seguala have produced here. It can be hard to know exactly what to expect when tasting a Coted de Roussillon, but few have made us stand up and take note as much as this fabulous wine. It's a classic blend of Syrah, Grenache, Mourvedre and Carignan. Careful grape selection and ageing in fine French oak barrels has resulted in a complex wine that perfectly balances fruit and spice. The tannins are soft, yet sufficient to give the wine a solid structure. It's deep coloured in the glass and fills the mouth with berry fruit and gentle vanilla spice. Decant 1hr before serving and enjoy with grilled meats, poultry and game.