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Tasting - Tamlyn Currin - TRILOGIE ROUGE - Languedoc et AOP

In an article on "Jancis Robinson" (British critic of world wines, journalist and writer of oenophile literature), dedicated to wines from the south of France, Tamlyn Currin* looked at the reds of our region.

 

Tastings and ratings were given to over a hundred wines. For our part, we presented:

"Trilogy", "Pépite", "Intuition" and our beautiful cuvée "1551".

 

 

Here is his full review:

"This smells so much like Zimbabwean farm tea that it shocked me back into memories 36 years old. There was a particularly strong floor-scrapings brand of tea called Tanganda, made from tea grown in the Eastern Highlands of Zimbabwe. Farmers, for some reason, always seemed to brew it with more gusto and determination than townies, and it always came thick with full-cream, unpasteurised milk scooped from bent, ancient aluminium buckets that had been carried up from the dairy that morning and spoonfuls of sugar. It tasted not just of raspingly astringent tea but of barnyard and tobacco leaves and red earth and the biltong that was in the walk-in farm fridge hanging over the buckets of milk. This, the wine version, comes without the milk and sugar but with the tobacco and biltong, red earth and barn. It also comes with chewy tart fruit, think sour cherries dipped in sumac. Fresh and mouth-watering and full of character. "

 

 

 

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Tamlyn writes delightfully. She has a particular interest in sustainability, food-and-wine pairing, beverages other than wine, and artisan producers. Every year she pores over dozens of wine books, reviewing them with reverential respect for the time and sacrifice it takes to write a book, and ruthless attention to detail (pity the author who submits a badly written book). Her great loves are wines off the beaten track, Eastern Europe, Languedoc and Roussillon, and German wine (for which she blames Michael Schmidt entirely). She also adores vermouth and cocktails with a bitter twist. Negroni is her brunch drink, if Bloody Mary isn't on tap. She'll eat anything – at least once. She shone in the WSET Diploma exams and is a keen taster. Like Julia, she is a particular stickler for detail and consistency. If you don't like metaphors, steer clear of her tasting notes.

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