2000 and 1999 Rhone Valley Wines (Jan 2002)

(98% grenache, from the estate’s oldest vines) Full ruby-red. Pretty, tangy aromas of spicy red fruits, minerals and sweet oak. Tightly wound and high-pitched, with very intense, fresh fruit flavors and plenty of density. The substantial, even tannins dust the teeth. Very long finish boasts lovely sweetness of fruit. Very much in the style of the best ’99s.