One of the great producers in the Southern Rhone and one of the few who doesn't have a super pricey luxury cuvee and so everything goes into the basic wine. The price on new releases does hover into three digits now, but it is well worth it. This was pop and pour and while it may have benefited from 30 minutes of air, it is drinking very well right now. Purple in color, ruby at the rim. The nose has raspberries, clay, and garrique. On the palate, this has a beautiful texture. Black cherry fruit layered with spice and minerals/rocks. Complex. Probably at or close to peak. Will work with a wide variety of medium and heavier foods.