Bold black cat

Le Chat Noir Grenache Mourvèdre Syrah 2017, France, AUD $20

The colour is deep, dark red/purple and it smells floral: of violets, as well as blackberry and blueberry. The style is fresh and bold, bright and fruit-driven. It’s medium to full-bodied and rich in the mouth; succulent and supple, with modest persistence. It’s ready now but could reward a bit of cellaring. (Screwcap)

Score: 89 ★★★ – view Huon’s original tasting

Alcohol: 14.5%

Ageing: drink now to eight years

Food: Pasta with a game ragu

Stockists: St Kilda Wine & Spirits – Vic; Figtree Cellars, Wollongong – NSW (AU); Wine Central, Auckland (NZ)

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