A standout wine for me in a N. Rhone tasting. Ripe red and black fruits on the nose with a big whiff of herbs and vegetation that I assume comes from stem inclusion. All of this creates a lot of aromatic complexity, both fruity and savory. Very structured on the palate with great acidity and a firm but enjoyable texture. The red and black fruits are present, as is the herbal streak. A bit of the syrah meaty/olive not is tucked in the background, but promises to become more pronounced as the wine sheds baby fat and the structure integrates over time. Highly recommended and a wine that will continue to improve for at least a decade.
nose of blackberry preserves, cherry pit, smoke and herbs. Dark berries and violets up front with a bit of bacon fat and a touch vegetal on the finish. Its obvious this is whole cluster as it has great structure and very well balanced. Very tasty now and should be interesting over the next 5 years.
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