This is a good value red out of France that would be great with lamb chops tonight, or in the cellar for a couple more years. It's a blend of four varieties - merlot, shiraz, duras and brancol - and is a medium-bodied, 13.5% alcohol, lightly-oaked style. Scents of blackberries, dark cherries and anise spice waft out of the galss, whilst the palate is quite juicy, with spicy fruits, soft tannins, and a smooth finish. Ideal with lasgagne.
Chateau de Saurs Rouge Tradition AOC Gaillac red has a deep red ruby-garnet colour, and has a very attractive bouquet of cherries, blackcurrants, with discreet hints of aniseed and cinnamon which are more present at the finish. A balanced, round, elegant wine revealing subtle soft tannins, it charms the palate and would be a good accompaniment to meat and cheese. Great to drink now but would improve with a year or two of cellaring.
This wine was awarded a Silver medal at the Concours National des Vignerons Independants 2010.