Region Rhone Valley, France
Varietal: 100% Syrah
Tasting Notes: Brilliant violet. Ripe dark berries, cherry liqueur, olive paste and incense on the highly perfumed nose; a smoky mineral element adds vivacity. Energetic blackberry, bitter cherry and candied violet flavors show excellent clarity, and a spicecake nuance builds with air. The smooth, smoke-tinged finish emphatically repeats the floral and olive notes, and supple tannins build steadily, merging smoothly with the juicy fruit.