But I digress.
Surprise of the day - Domaine Sainte Merlin de La Garrigue, 2003 vdp de Coteaux de Besilles.
Now coming across a French appelation that I don't know always gets a raised eyebrow from me, as does coming across something like this -Mature nose, quite medoc like, sous bois, those slightly earthy redcurrant notes, then on the palette the grenache that's also in the blend fleshes it out leaving a bright and quite warming juicy finish.
Oh and it was only about £5.60ish ex vat. Probably not for everyone, but for a lunch time claret style wine it was great value..