Tasted this side by side with the extended ageing slightly preferring the extended ageing.  This is a blend of  44% Mourvedre, 36% Grenache and 20% Counoise.  Purple in color with ruby at the rim, opaque and bright.  The nose is nice with black raspberries, slight plums, gravel and spice.  Full bodied. Light tannins.  On the palate, this has a lovely texture.  Plenty of plum and black raspberry fruit with some spice and underlying char.  Nice finish.  This seems about at peak but should have another seven to ten years of good drinking ahead.  This will work well with a spicy vegetarian chili.  

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