This one comes in a unique shaped bottle. It is drinking quite well today and should easily last for five more years. Ruby/purple, clear and bright. The nose is tight at first. With air, some black raspberries and raspberries come out. Also some floral qualities and some spice. On the palate, this has nice black raspberry fruit. Slight leather. Medium tannins. A bit dusty underneath. Good finish. Very food friendly. At around $15, this is a very nice value.
This carries the Euro label of IGP or what used to be called Vin De Pays (VdP). It is grown in the Provence are of France on an Island in the Rhone River. It is a Bordeaux blend of grapes though certainly has a unique personality that is quite different. Ruby in color, clear and bright. The nose is dusty and earthy with some cherry fruit. With air, some cloves emerge. It is light bodied with tart cherries and cranberries. Slight tannins. A bit of anise on the finish. At $9, this is a very nice value. Food friendly for a wide variety of foods. Very much a European styled wine but