Nice fruit, smooth tannins, there are a lot of tropical flavors coming through on the nose, almost smells like kool-aid, but in a good way. Very easy to drink -- extremely good value -- I would expect this to cost 2-3x what it does.
Pnp from a cooler, last bottle of a case. Dramatic improvement since last April. Currant fruit, jammy, blackberry, southern Rhone traits have balanced and integrated well. Very smooth. Throughout drinking the case I found some bottles had heat, were disjointed or needed a long decant...but this bottle was fantastic. Probably entering the start of the peak drinking window now.
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(M. Chapoutier Côtes du Roussillon Villages Les Vignes de Bila-Haut) Nearly opaque red violet color; reduction, serious barnyard nose; reduction, barnyard, very tart plum palate with medium acidity; medium finish
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