This is a concentrated, balanced, deep and complex Cotes du Rhone. 85% Grenache, 15% Syrah. Very good.
Saturated black ruby color. Low-toned nose of roasted nuts, minerals, and dark dark blackberry extract. Low-toned clingy, flavors of blackberry and black cherry extract, along with an iodiney/graphitey note. Very weighty in the mouth and extremely full-bodied for a CDR. A little heat and some tannin in the long finish. Very ambitious. Was $22.99 from Flickinger Wines in Chicago, pricing it in the category of many higher levels Rhones like Gigondas and Vacqueyras, but it would certainly compete with those wine on quality. B+. Imported by Chelsea ventures, Chicago.
(Sorry, 2006 depicted.)