Something I recently enjoyed

“Big, soft and bursting with blackcurrant flavours,” was the description of this wine on the menu. Frankly, I can’t disagree with them. My notes were: blackcurrant on the nose, the same but spicier on the body and a finish of pepper. What more can be said? Well, it was 14.5%, which is strong, and that strength often contributes to the flavour. Astonishingly, you’d expect it to be a Shiraz given those qualities, but it was a Merlot from Sicily called ‘Cusumano’ – kind-of appropriate for a Cambridge restaurant, given that ‘CUSU’ here stands for ‘Cambridge University Students’ Union’. Twas from 2008.

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