This is always one of the better values in Rhone wines. They make two cuvees, this being the better of the two. This is a blend of 40% Syrah, 30% Grenache and 30% Mourvèdre. Purple in color, ruby at the rim. The nose is great with black raspberries, black cherries, plums, spice and smoked herbs. On the palate, this is medium bodied. Complex. The fruits carry thru. Light tannins. Good acidity. Long finish. This drinks well on its own but also works well with a wide variety of foods. Works with casseroles, pizza or grilled foods. It will continue to mature for a couple more year
Purple with a thin ruby rim. The nose is dusty with black cherries. On the palate, this is nice, but not a great vintage. In great vintages, this can really punch above its weight class. Black cherry fruit. Easy drinking. I would drink these up in the next year or two.