This wine has a couple of years on it, which means it is more approachable and ready for your drinking pleasure. Lots of dark fruits and pepper spice decorate the nose, with a touch of savoury, 'meat stew' character. The palate is sweetly-fruited with black cherries and berries at the heart, all wrapped up in licorice, chewy tannins and a dry, warm finish. A rich beef casserole should go down well with this wine.
Alexandre Favier's goal is to make the best wines in Southern Rhone. The super star may well be the Vieilles Vignes CNDP, but this is the value buy. Judging by the reviews below, not far behind Alex's top red.