This is a blend of 70% Grenache, 20 % Syrah, and 10% Mourvèdre. In many ways, Gigondas has been thought of as Chateauneuf du Pape's little brother and for Guigal, that is an apt comparison. Drunk side by side, this seemed lighter and easier although similar. Purple in color, ruby at the rim, opaque and bright. The nose has black cherries and spice and a hint of anise. Medium bodied. Good acidity. On the palate, black cherries and cherry fruit with a bit of spice on the finish. Nice finish. This will work better with food that on its own. Cassoulet is a classic match. Drink over the next five years.