GSM 2012 – Grenache, Syrah and Mourvedre, Muzzy head and tickly throat.

GSM M&SSpain 13 %

Now tasting wine when you have a bunged up head and a tickly throat is not recommended but it was either a couple of glasses of the this or a dose of ‘Night Nurse’.

Now I really like Grenache, really like Syrah and I really like Mourvedre so this GSM from M&S should have been an ideal blend and on the whole it didn’t disappoint.

Dark crimson in the glass, with a sweetish candy like aroma (through slightly blocked nose) of blackcurrant pastilles and those cherry drops popular a few years back.

Even with my taste buds taking a vacation I could still make out how fruity this wine really was, even though the blend was is in fairly equal ratios Grenache 34%, Syrah 33% and Mourvedre 33%, the Grenache really took centre stage, the tannins were mild and the Syrah provided a touch of spice.

I know the phrase ‘easy drinking wine’ gets used a lot but this really was an ‘easy drinking wine’. Nothing complex and reasonably priced, paired brilliantly with Spaghetti Bolognese  but it would also go with any stew type meal.

Enjoyed this as much as I could with a muzzy head and redundant taste buds but I still think this is an Ok wine and I will be sure to revisit this soon hopefully with a clear head and clear nostrils.

7.5corksMy Rating 7.5/10 corks

M&S  £6.99

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