Corbières Boutenac, France. 14%
Astonishingly approachable, and yet this is a powerful young wine with capacity to age for 5-10 years. I believe this is 100% Carignan an overlooked and unjustly maligned grape variety. This is modern boutique Australian winemaking style. With lashings of black stone fruit and lovely dusty dry chocolate tannins.
Run by a Pierre Borie (any relation to Xavier Borie – of Chateau Grand Puy Lacoste ?).