Nice showing for this wine as it seems to be just getting close to maturity. It is a blend of 30% Mourvèdre, 30% Grenache, 10% Syrah, 10% Counoise with the rest made up of the other 9 permitted varietals in Châteauneuf. Purple in color with ruby swirls. The nose is great with black cherries, raspberries, plums, roasted meats, slight earthiness and a hint of violets. Full bodied. Complex. On the palate, light tannins. Plums, black cherries, cherries with underlying earthiness. Clean. This should drink well for another twelve to fifteen years. A nice match for beef stew.
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