My Rating 84 Points.
Dark ruby in color with a purplish rim.
Nice fruity nose of blueberries, cherries, strawberries, earth, wood, vanilla, green pepper, licorice, coffee, tobacco leaf and black pepper.
Medium bodied with medium acidity and nice legs
Dry on the palate with strawberries, raspberries, blueberries, licorice, oak, vanilla, green vegetables, bell pepper, earth, sage, spices, coffee, bitter herbs, tobacco and peppercorn.
Medium finish with firm tannins and black pepper.
This is a nice red wine from Côte du Rhône. Good right out of the bottle and better as it opens up. Shows mild complexity and good balance, but still green and bitter on the ending.
Needs a year or two in the bottle to mature, however, it is drinkable now, by itself or with food.
This is very enjoyable as a happy hour red wine.
14.5% alcohol by volume.