Glass-staining purple. Lively, faintly medicinal aromas of cherry, blueberry and licorice, plus hints
of smoky herbs and flowers. Juicy and expansive, offering sweet, deeply pitched bitter
cherry and dark berry flavors supported by a taut spine of acidity and fine-grained
tannins. Finishes with powerful spicy thrust and suggestions of candied
flowers and woodsmoke. This could pass for a northern Rhone wine, and a really good one at that.