This is another nice value from the Southern French region of Languedoc Roussillion. It is pretty and red cherry hue on the pour with a rich berry bouquet. There is a nice celery flavor mid-palate and mildly peppery with sufficient tannins to give a firm foundation.
It is a little thin in weight and the finish is a bit thin but in a half hour another layer comes forth of more varietal flavors of Syrah with the typical peppery notes. For a five year old wine it is holding well but don't hold on to this--drink it up.
Later a layer of an earthy tone comes up making this wine quite interesting especially at $6!
These lesser known wines from France tend to be really nice values and this is no exception.
Buy a few bottles and enjoy them with a variety of summer foods, grilled or not! Raise a glass.