Then came crests and ravines, in a sort of desert which preceded the Ugogo country; and lower down were yellow plains, parched and fissured by the intense heat, and, here and there, bestrewn with saline plants and brambly
We must seek it among the leafless woods and the brambly
lanes, on the heathy moors and the great still hills, if we want to feel its joyous breath and hear its silent voices.
Florals, cassis and plum mingle beautifully on the nose, with lush, ripe brambly
fruits framed by firm tannins and a gentle herbal note adds extra interest.
SHIRAZ The vines might not be 100 years old here, but ASDA's Extra Special Barossa Shiraz is the kind of big, brambly
, crunchy animal you expect from this part of the world.
| Morrisons The Best Saint Emilion 2015, Bordeaux, France (PS12, Morrisons) Offering great value from this famed appellation and another superb vintage, this merlot-dominant blend is immediately enjoyable with its spicy, brambly
nose, bags of ripe, plush blackberry fruit with a touch of cedar wood, and more sweet berried spice on the velvety smooth finish.
Smooth and berry forward, well integrated tannins firm up the layers of damson, strawberry and sweet, brambly
Hedge This year marks 36th anniversary of Jill
AROMA: I was hit right away with opulent dark red and purple brambly
fruit including dark cherries, rich late summer plums, boysenberry, and blueberry compote.
The bouquet of this medium-bodied red, which is aged four months in oak, is complex and nuanced, with big blackberry accented by warm spice, a touch of chocolate cherry and a nice brambly
Only a third of the wine has been significantly oaked, so the result is pronounced yet soft, raspberry and brambly
, with mere touches of tannin.
Would an adult go and commit some horrible crime after reading The Mice of Brambly
Hedge to their child?
WINE OF THE WEEK Chateau Fonguillon, Montage Saint Emilion 2009 (Tesco Finest) PS7.99 Tesco This big, brambly
claret has lots of spicy, brambly
fruit and a lovely, lingering, savoury finish.