A joint venture between Michel Chapoutier and Ron Laughton of Jasper Hill, and made with French fruit, this is a medium to fuller-bodied, richer style of red that shows smells of dark berries, baked spices and hints of toasted cedar on the nose, whilst the palate is quite plush and sweetly-fruited, with mellow tannins, bright acidity, and a smooth fruit and savoury finish.
Appearance: Garnet-red, with an important colouring intensity, dense, limpid and brilliant with young lights (bluish purple).
Nose: Very aromatic on black fruit aromas, very ripe, complex (roasting notes and noble leather). The woody aromas are discreet and well-integrated (spices).
Palate: The attack is ample and silky. The wine is powerful and concentrated presenting mild tannins. One notices aromas of ripe fruits, leather and roasting notes.
Grape Variety: 60% of Carignan, 20% of Syrah, 20% of Grenache.