This medium- to full-bodied blend of 55% Grenache, 30% Syrah and 15% Mourvèdre is round in the mouth without being soft, and delivers a complex swirl of cherry, olive and herb flavors. It even picks up a bit of chocolate on the surprisingly long finish. Drink now–2015.
Strong aromas of the garrigue immediately welcome you into the glass, followed by notes of kirsch, black raspberry, African violets and cocoa powder. Lush and textured in the mouth, the decadent palate is full of dark fruit and chewy fudgy brownie. The evolution of the finish dances between ripe fruit flavors and sweeter mocha nuances, solidifying this blend as an…
Just like the '07, this is a blend of 60% Grenache Bl;anc, 20% Marsanne and 20% Roussanne, featuring ripe melon and peach fruit wrapped around an underlying minerality. It's full and broad, yet manages to be refreshing despite its weightiness.
A showy, aromatic white, the '07 Côté Jardin features assertive notes of orange zest and anise around a core of wet stones. It's full bodied without being blowsy, but should be consumed over the near term.
Glimmers of game and pepper infuse the red-fruit-driven core of this wine. Plum, raspberry and cherry, dusted with notes of baking spice, flourish on the palate. Medium weight, with dusty tannins, this is reminiscent of crushed dried berries.
Less successful than some previous bottlings under this label, the 2008 seems earthier and less fruit-forward, with coffee and tree bark notes dominating this medium-bodied wine. The blend is 55% Grenache, 30% Syrah and 15% Mourvèdre.