60% Grenache, 40% Shiraz. Bright ruby red. The aroma is particularly perfumed with lifted cherry, violets and roses to the fore, a little cinnamon spice and hint of white pepper. In the background there are some earthy, slightly meaty characters with a whiff of game bird and liquorice. On the palate, it has a lovely entry with generous, but subtle wild strawberry fruit flavour, hints of truffle and some exotic spice that leaves the mouth with a suggestion of fruit-sweetness.
The tannin structure is very fine and the finish is both elegant and persistent. This is a refined and elegant Côtes du Rhône that is an excellent accompaniment for a range of savoury dishes including pizza, pasta and a range grilled or braised meats.