"A consistently brilliant effort from Louis Barruol is the Cotes du Rhone Les Deux Albions. Like its predecessors, the 2003 represents the poor person's Cote Rotie La Mouline. A blend of 40% Syrah, 30% Grenache, 10% Mourvedre, 10% Carignan, and 10% Clairette (a white grape), it offers an exotic, floral, tropical fruit, black currant, and cherry-scented bouquet. This hedonistic, beautifully-textured, medium-bodied red is loaded with fruit, glycerin, and the warmth of generous alcohol (a character of the vintage). It should be consumed over the next 2-3 years."