This red from the Rhone has an amazing bouquet of pipe tobacco and chocolate, cherries and more that is positively super! This is the kind of wine I could just sniff and not drink and enjoy it greatly. Ah, but who am I kidding?
In the mouth this varietal from the specific region of Vaucluse has superior structure and rather light on flavor. It is adequate to be sure for a $9 wine but with such an amazing aroma, I would hope it would be reflected in the mouth. Never-the-less, this wine is straight forward, luscious, even juicy. It has a short finish. I like this wine though, a lot. It is a nice change from the fruit bombs I drink so often.
For this price definitely raise a glass!