Grenache Noir is a real work horse grape in the wonderful Languedoc region of France. The grape itself is a transplant from Spain, but the folks of of the Languedoc treat it as if it was their own. The 2009 Mont Tauch Les Garrigues Grenache Noir is young and spunky, and has sophisticated, macho swagger to it. Looking good in a tailored suit with this dashing wine boldly wears a necktie of ruby and violet that says look at me. It has a herbally cologne that gives a little rugged edge to the slick package. With a candy ripe fruit, all cherry and berry flavour, this big talking wine says all the right things.
Musical Match: A song written for the Rat Pack days of the Sinatra, Davis and Martin, Me and My Shadow has the coolness, brashness and sweetness to rival this wine. Both the wine are the song have big-shot attitude and the can walk the walk as much as they talk the talk… and like all leading men back in the Sinatra days, this wine has smooth finish. Enjoyable.