Laithwaites website - my own take on this southern French Grenache is a little more pedestrian; overcooked.
Côtes Catalanes, as the name suggests, is a lowly VdP in the Pyrénées-Orientales region of Languedoc in southern France where the late-ripening Grenache dominates; Grenache is a big Essex girl of a grape - up-front and blowsy, not very classy, but will generally show you a good time.
Baked, jammy and overcooked, with stewed plums, prunes and raisiny spice - a bit like supermarket own label, oversugared blackcurrant jam.
I've had plenty of cheap and cheerful Grenache from Languedoc that I have really enjoyed, but I have generally paid around €5 from a decent French supermarket (see Wine-buying in France; Calais for more details).
At £7.99 (plus delivery) from Laithwaites, this wine feels overpriced as well as overcooked.