Possibly my favorite Cotes du Rhone wine. I bought a case of this back on release and this was the last bottle. No regrets, but it would be fine if I still had more. It is drinking just fine. It might be a good idea to try and track some down from the 2016 vintage. Purple/ruby in color. The nose is nice with black cherries, black pepper, slight earthiness, garrique and still some floral notes. On the palate, this has some complexity. Slight layering. Still some sour cherry and black cherry fruit. Tannins are integrated. Good acidity and balance. At around $15 per bottle on release, every bottle has been a pleasure. Food friendly or on its own. Certainly won't get better, these should be drunk in the next few years.
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