Another CDR I had tucked away for the "Big Three" 2007 tasting (along with Chapoutier and Guigal) that wasn't, this is also a fine example -- quality way above its entry level station. 60% Grenache, 40% Syrah.
Dark blackish ruby with a little brickishness at the rim. Great nose of deep, dark berry fruit, roasted herbs, iodine-infused minerals, and smoky peat. Low-toned, minerally blackberry fruit in the mouth with some soft tannin for structure. Bone dry, but with mouthfilling flavor presence. Long finish with no heat at all. B+ Was $9 and change at Spec's over a year ago, so this vintage may not still be available, but if it is, get some.