Once again, the multi-talented Brunier family has created a classic and delicious southern Rhône red that delivers waves of flavor with just the right amount of tannin to give it a pleasing structure. It is all here: Provençal herbs, dark black cherry, and réglisse—the hallmarks of the best southern French beauties.
You can drink this wine now and over the next five years or so. The 2012 vintage was quite small due to poor flowering and heat during veraison, but the happy news is that the limited amount of fruit is concentrated and produces a wine of great complexity.
Try this elegant, deeply flavored red with roast lamb infused with thyme, rosemary, and black olives; it is a marriage made in heaven.—Michael Butler
||90% Grenache, 10% Mourvèdre