Bang for Buck: 2015 Nicolas Paget ‘Jajavanaise’

Here’s a slurpy vin de soif combining 50% Gamay, 30% Malbec and 20% Cabernet Franc. Supple yet slurpy; it shows a generosity of fruit not usually associated with the Loire valley as crunchy notes of raspberry and red currants interplay with leafy freshness, earthy sous bois and fine tannins. Fun fact: ‘Jajavanaise’ riffs on the title to the Serge Gainsbourg song ‘la Javanaise’.

Touraine, $28
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