What a great drink at a very reasonable price.
Bright crimson colour. Fresh cherry, raspberry, violet and spice on the nose - very similar to the 2011 in aromatic nuances.
Elegant and supple palate. Background notes of liquorice, tar and smoke but the overriding impression is that this is a Cotes-du-Rhone of freshness, minerality and purity. It is not a big wine - the fruit is juicy and vibrant, medium weight and without any rustic notes.