This is their top of the line wine. It is a blend of 60% Mourvedre, 20% Grenache, 10% Counoise, and 10% Syrah. Bought on release. The bottle was opened and allowed to breathe for an hour prior to drinking. It showed very well if not all that much better than an excellent bottle of their regular CdP. Purple in color, opaque and bright. The nose has plums, cedar, raspberries, black olives, meaty with a touch of stewed fruit (not cooked). Full bodied. On the palate, this seems like it still could use another seven to ten years. Concentrated plums, raspberries and slight black cherries with a touch of roasted herbs. Good acidity. Long finish. Drink over the next fifteen to twenty years. It will work better food and went well with Indian vegetarian food.
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