This is a bargain priced, great drinking, impressively packaged, Syrah dominant Côtes du Rhône from the sunny South of France in a great vintage. The cuvée "Saint-Esprit" comes from a small valley which nestles in the northern part of the Ardèche. The vineyards are planted on granite, south-facing slopes near the villages of Saint-Julien and-Saint-Alban. Syrah (majority) and Grenache.
Winery notes (2019 Vintage)
"Its deep colour has a dark, plum-like hue. The nose is classically Syrah, with berry fruit, violet, liquorice. It has a full, rounded palate with delicate tannins, making it unique in the "Côtes-du-Rhône" category."
5 Stars & 93/100 Sam Kim, Wine Orbit, June 2021 (2019 Vintage)
"This is instantly appealing on the nose showing blackberry, hazelnut, clove and floral aromas, followed by a succulent palate offering terrific fruit richness with silky texture and juicy fruit intensity. Flavoursome and fabulously drinkable. At its best: now to 2026."
90/100 Wine Spectator, June 2021 (2019 Vintage)
"Fresh and inviting, with more fruit and depth than many of it's peers. Offers a plum and cherry puree profile, laced with floral and red tea accents on the finish."