One of the top producers in Chateauneuf, at age 15, this is singing. Deep garnet in color, clear and bright. The nose is great with cherries, kirsch, licorice, slight dried flowers and spices. Medium to full bodied. What a great texture. Lush yet energetic. On the palate, this is delicious. Lots of kirsch notes with underlying clean earthiness. Complex and layered. Long finish. Sure seems just about at peak but should drink well for another ten years. Great on its own, even better with food. Stews or roasts would be great.