Meat, leather, smoke and ripe black fruit on the expressive nose. Slightly sweet black fruit, cherry-like acidity, leather, espresso coffee and a touch of minerals/stones on the balanced, tasty, manly palate. If you like the Northern Rhone style, but cannot or will not pay for the bigger names you owe it to yourself to try this. Very good qpr. From bio grapes. My score is probably on the conservative side.