Hermitage, Pic & Chapoutier 2006
A complex nose of sweet stewed plums with rose petal, licorice, spice and mineral undertones. Layered and multi-faceted, this nose keeps shifting in the glass. Dry, elegant red with a huge palate of cherry, plum, blackcurrant and wood tannin. Fresh acidity cuts through a massive chocolatey finish, leaving notes of fruit, earth, herb and spice. Excellent.