2013 Domaine Aphillanthes Cotes Du Rhone
black currant, blackberry, dust, leather, currant, blueberry, strawberry, blackberry , violet , oak , smoke , toast and vanilla
vanilla, toast, smoke, tobacco, dark fruit, red fruit, spice box, cedar, thyme , clove , cinnamon , black pepper and mint
While there are plenty of dried fruit notes on the profile, this wine is completely driven on the terroir that the grapes are grown on. There is plenty of clay and sandy notes to the wine which, gives it a slight edge towards Chateauneuf. Just doesn't have the mouth feel!