2021 Martin Texier Le Preyna Rouge
Cinsault and Grenache.
Rhone Valley, France
Wow. So beautifully perfumed. Really like sniffing on a perfume bottle, or similar. Rose water, cherry, and pomegranate with light alpine herb characters and a light, crushed granite note in tow. The palate is satiny, and crisp with red fruit character and shows gentle woody and herbal spices amongst more of the pulverised rock minerality. The wine finishes cool and in a puddle of orange-y, amaro-like freshness and botanical character. Superb drinking here. 93 Points, Mike Bennie, The WineFront