This wine... literally knocked my socks off. I was not expecting what I got. Medium body with an initial sip of raspberry followed by darker fruit falvor and chocolate with a finish that is pleasantly woody. The structure is good, with a mild finish that complements the overall feel of the wine. The tannins are subtle enough to give structure without being aggresive or overly drying and the wine is just acidic enough to be lively instead of flat. I would give this a 91 or 92, and would easily say this is one of the best red wines I have had, especially in the price range.
Very good. Not as dry as some coste-du-rhones. Nice finish.