I bought this in summer 1997 at the Chapoutier Cave, with the intentions of keeping it until the Millenium (it was a bit tough on tasting and I thought that some ageing might help). I’m glad I did.
Rich aromas of black cherry and pepper, with slightly acid, peppery flavour. Dry finish suggests that there is enough tannin to age further. Had it with duck, as well as shepherd’s pie – a good rose meat wine, I think.