Northern Rhône: Solid ’14 Reds and Outstanding ’15 Whites (Jul 2017)

Deep ruby. Lively aromas of ripe dark berries, cherry liqueur, licorice and candied violet on the highly perfumed nose. Round, seamless and broad on the palate, offering pliant blackberry and cherry compote flavors sharpened by a spicy nuance and a jolt of smoky minerality. Closes on a smoky note, displaying smooth tannins, excellent persistence and lingering florality.