This wine review is of the L’Artisan “Le Grenache Noir” from the 2019 vintage and Jean-Claude Mas. It’s from the Pays d’Oc IGP (indication géographique protégée) in the south of France. In the glass, the wine has aromas of red berries (raspberries and red plums), warm cooking spices and cedar. The palate is dry, medium to full bodied and the tannins are pleasingly chalky in texture. The wine finishes on savoury and spicy red fruits; it’s more savoury and less fruity than the typical Australian expressions of this grape variety. Ready to drink now, this is a good example of a grenache from southern France and will provide enjoyable drinking over the next two to three years. Rating: Good. Website: Producer; Vivino; Wine-Searcher; Dan Murphy’s. Source: Sample. Reviewed: July 2021.