I was interested by this wine. Really modern packaging, and use of the variety name Malbec rather than the normal Touraine name for this grape, Cot. It’s riper than the average Loire red, a category of wines that I’m unusually drawn to.
Jean Francois Merieau Malbec Cent Visages 2009 Touraine, Loire
12% alcohol. Very modern packaing with an unusual bottle shape. Lovely sweet, supple, enticing red wine with aromas of black cherries, plums and blackcurrants, and a subtle but pleasant green note. The palate is ripe and sweet, supple and textured with smooth black cherry fruit. It’s almost liqueur-like. Modern yet fresh and very stylish, and after a while in the glass some peppery notes emerge. 91/100 (£14.95 Caviste)