Venise de Paradou – 2006

Jo le taxi (aka wine delivery driver) this week brought me a small but intriguing parcel I ordered en primeur over a year ago.

The reason I was interested in this wine was threefold…

1) it was by Paul Jaboulet Ainé
2) it was from Beaumes-de-Venise, a well known sweet white wine area but this was a red Grenache/Syrah
3) it was pretty cheap!

Venise-de-Paradou - Jo Le TAXI!

The wine is best drunk young and, I think, slightly chilled.  It is spicy, fruity, earthy and a little rough around the edges.  Cayenne pepper on a pear.

Very drinkable on its own, and friendly to beans on toast (although not Brie and biscuits).  At 14.5% alcohol it’s no wonder I can harldy tipe this sentense.

I got mine from the Wine Society at just under £100 for a case.  If you can still find it for about £7.50 a bottle (or anything under a tenner) it is a stonking bargain.

Beaumes-de-Venise Le Paradou 2006 by Paul Jaboulet Ainé.

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