Caves d'Esclans, Sacha Lichine, Whispering Angel, Côtes de Provence, Provence, France, 2014
52% Grenache, 14% Vermentino, 5% Cinsault
Nutty, waxy and weighty, this is vital and fresh, but with an appealingly earthy undertow. There's an attack of wild strawberry on a succulent palate which holds layers of flavour, a nutty core, with the finish really stretching out to a great length. Urbane and mightily impressive.