The 2012 “Altitude 420” is spectacular. Brilliant, dark ruby. Mouthwatering aromas of sweet spice, smoke, black cherry, and crushed red fruits, sprinkled with cracked pepper. Rich, juicy, and highly energetic leading to an ultra-concentrated core of bitter cherry preserves, framboise liqueur, and white pepper. In many ways more Northern Rhône in makeup than Southern, this beautiful new release from the Jaume brothers finishes with enough acidity to keep the natural opulence of the vintage in perfect check, with round and supple tannins. Drink now-2022.