80% Grenache, 20% Syrah
Purple-tinged garnet color. Aromas of fresh berries (wild raspberry, blackcurrant, blackberry) and spices. The palate is full-flavored, with silky-smooth tannins. The finish offers notes of licorice and pepper.
"The outstanding 2007 Cotes du Rhone Reserve red (80% Grenache and 20% Syrah) is a killer bargain. A deep dark ruby color is followed by copious quantities of kirsch liqueur, forest floor, licorice, and pepper notes. The expansiveness on the palate, broad, velvety mouthfeel, and full-bodied style are remarkable at this price point. Drink this beauty over the next several years. "
The Wine Advocate
I've had great experience w/ the whole range of Grand Veneur Wines and this 2007 Reserve will set you palate free w/ all the great palate indicators you want and expect from the Southern Rhone. Here's your case purchase for sure!
Enjoyed this one but have found a bit better Rhone blends (for my taste) at similar prices