Paul Mas Estate Nicole Vineyard Cabernet Merlot, Languedoc 2013 $15
With a deep purple-red colour and a rustic, south-of-France bouquet which breathes to reveal blackberries as well as leafy, tobacco notes, this is a smooth, accessible red with good intensity and savoury, drying tannins to finish. Very good value, from the maker of Arrogant Frog. (Cork; 14 per cent alcohol). Score: 90 ★★★★ – view on Huonhooke.com
Ageing? Drink now to 12 years.
Food: Rare roast leg of lamb.
Stockists: Dan Murphy’s stores, Sydney and Melbourne.