So, so Cinsault

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Alistair Cooper MW gets to grips with a favourite grape variety. Pieter H Walser of BLANKbottle, responsible for two of the highest-scoring wines, is pictured above. See six other articles that focus on Cinsault.

On 21 September a gaggle of Cinsault enthusiasts convened in north London for a fascinating tasting. Dubbed Cin City, the showdown saw five UK wine writers – myself, Henry Jeffreys, Matt Walls, Alice Lascelles and Sarah Abbott MW, blind taste 37 Cinsaults from five countries. South Africa was the most represented country followed by Chile, France, the US and Lebanon. All of the wines tasted were...