This is a new project of the Maurel brothers of Clos St. Jean, Sine Qua Non's Manfred Krankl and enologist Philippe Cambie who sadly recently passed away.  It is a blend of 93% Mourvedre, 5% Grenache and the rest white varietals.  Purple in color, opaque and bright.  The nose is nice with black raspberries, plums, roasted meats and herbs, and char.  Full bodied.  Medium tannins.  On the palate, this is tight but opens up a bit in the glass.  Lots of black raspberry fruit, some plums with underlying char.  Deep but it comes across as a big wine without being delineated.  Still, it is delicious.  Great to sip, it also went well with Butternut Squash Tortellini.  Drink over the next twenty years.  Tasted from Magnum.

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