This wine is a blend of mostly Grenache, at 85%, with Syrah at 10% and Mourvèdre at 5% with alcohol coming in at 15%.
This wine opened up with aromas of plumy-wild berry fruit, licorice, incense, toasty and black pepper notes. On the mouthfeel, dry, medium-full bodied and smooth with concentrated flavours, savoury, mild acidity and firm tannins. The finish is medium length with flavours of black fruit, savoury herbs and spicy. This is exactly what I expect from a nice Côtes du Rhône, easy drinking with great flavours, and at this price, a great buy. Strongly recommended, score 89 points.
Purchased June 8, 2013 LCBO Vintages New Release (276956) at $17.95