This is one of those miracle $10.00 wines. I've been a fan of this Corbieres, imported by Jenny & Francois, but last night when I popped it open it seemed limited. Oh yes, I said, a nice little everyday wine, satisfying but no bells and whistles. So, I plugged it up.
Then tonight I reopened the bottle and the genie flew out of the bottle. This little guy started to flash its raincoat open. What a different personality. No shy thing anymore, its grip developed and so did a tart little limey tang at the rear, the nose was raisiny, pruney, with a bit of currant, which made whoopee with porcini. It's mix is about 60% carignan with some grenache noir and syrah.
When people wonder why I get excited about wine, this wine experience is one of the reasons. Yum.