A lovely deep red, on the nose ripe red fruit with a bit of smokiness. Earthy, smooth tannins, round, spiced, toasted coffee, blackberry and plum. Drink now or up to 6 years. Serve with red meat/game/characterful cheese.
55% Grenache, 35% Mourvedre, 5% Syrah, 5% Carignan. 32 Hl/Ha. 10-50 year-old vines. Barrel-aged for 9 months. 9000 bottles per annum.
"Consistently one of my favourite estates in the Southern Rhône, Les Grands Bois produces Cotes du Rhône wines that consistently over-perform their appellation and modest prices." Robert Parker
92/100 Lloyd Points