Intense garnet red. Strong cassis and blackberry give way to intense earthy aromas. The palate is beautifully rich and structured, displaying exotic, meaty characteristics alongside pepper and liquorice in the background. A terrific example of this more rustic Northern Rhône appellation. (Robert Parker: 91-93 points)
With an impressive female winemaker, Claire Darnaud, at the helm since 2010 (though with experience there dating back to 1996), and considerable investment in the cellar to move to the historic town centre, the wines here are some of the more refined in the region. Careful never to use more than 40% new oak, Claire is a master of her craft.
Ready 2020 - 2027
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Ready 2020 - 2028
Young 2022 - 2035