I really liked this wine. It’s unusual in that it is a natural wine, with no sulfur dioxide added, but which is made by a producer who focuses on conventionally made wines in Minervois. Normally, natural wines are made by people who’ve turned away from conventional winemaking entirely. It’s a living wine that has a really attractive personality, as well as some edges, too.
Domaine Tour Trencavel Plécandou 2010 Minervois, France
13% alcohol. There’s a hint of smoky reduction on the slightly funky nose here, as well as sweet black fruits. The palate is very pure, though, with lush, almost liqueur-like cherry, plum and blackberry fruit. There are some savoury, spicy characters, too. It’s a wine that seems to move around a bit in the glass, with different facets emerging and then receding with time. Supple and not overdone, it’s a delicious wine for drinking young. 90/100 (£11.75 The Real Wine Company)