The wine is a lovely dark purple, the colour of blackberry jam. On the nose and palate you’ll find bright cherries, almonds and pepper. The wine manages to be at once fresh and generous, yet elegantly lean, structured and focused. Tempered by great acidity and a dry savoury finish, its density and concentration contrast with the rounder, riper wines of the southern Rhône. 13% alc/vol, with minimal oak influence and soft tannins, it’s smooth and delicious - not to mention superb value.