Trapan - Revolution 2018
Producer: Trapan
Wine name: Revolution
ABV: 13.0

If you like Loire Cab Franc, the slightly animalistic nose of this blend will appeal. The wild child that is Teran speaks clearly here, even though it’s a bit player in the blend. There are dried herb, iodine and dried prune aromas, then in the mouth it’s surprisingly light and supple – there’s an attractive leanness and restraint, with none of the brash quality that this big blend might suggest.

Two years in used French oak has done all the right stuff – softening and adding complexity, and left no unwelcome flavour components. I also really love the acidity, which just lifts this wine and lends it marvellous drinkability.