6 January 2006

Pleasant Wine Surprise

Posted in Uncategorized, Wine at 6:20 pm by coralsoft

I’ve just opened a bottle of red from the cellar and too late noticed the words vin doux naturel on the label. But what a pleasant surprise, it’s really rather good.

It’s the Mas Coronet 2001 from the Banyuls appellation, one I’ve not heard of before and didn’t recognise when I picked it up. I’ve no memory of buying it, but it´s been hanging around for at least 9 months. If I’d realised, it would have made a great try-out on the Father-In-Law before Christmas, since he’s got such a sweet tooth. At 88, he’s given up on drinking anything but sweet wines and the odd glass of bubbly if there’s nothing sweet available.