Light, fruity and surprisingly drinkable Cinsault

Often used in blends and more often in Rosé Cinsault (pronounced Sanso or Sin Saw) is a wine I don’t drink a lot of and it’s also a  wine I shouldn’t like but I found myself drinking this quite happily.

Now I’m not a big fan of lighter style wines but found this strangely appealing, more of a cross between Pinot Noir and Beaujolais.

Very light in colour, almost translucent with a very pronounced aroma of sweet fruit, namely cherries and strawberries, also noticeable was something floral, maybe violets (thinking parma violet sweets) along with a touch of caramel.

On first sip, this was quite sharp/acidic but it had a nice freshness about it, the sweet fruits shone through and the mild tannins were inoffensive.

Light in looks but still 13.5% abv, all in all a nice young wine, nothing to shout home about but nothing to dislike either.

I served this slightly chilled putting it in the fridge for around 25 minutes and I would recommend doing this but then I have a habit of chilling most of my reds, not for long but a quick 10 or so minutes is normal for me. Perhaps a touch expensive at £9.99 but if on offer I would have no problem recommending it.


My Rating 7.5/10 Corks

Waitrose £9.99

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