A wine that could easily win the award for the longest name in any report – I didn’t have room for the few words at the bottom of the label – Domaine Dominique Gruhier, vigneron à Epineuil. So to the wine. Generously deep cherry-red colour. The nose is high-toned cherry with an edge of black to the fruit over a mineral background. Fresh palate, reasonably intense, tart fruit with a really interesting tannic background – but only from the mid-palate onwards. It’s a rather mineral finish, but of some length and texture from those tannins. Very well put together and very nice.