Domaine Sainte-Anne is an old favorite of mine, and this 2000 Notre Dame is showing particularly well right now.
Bright, deep crimson--high quality Grenache, just beginning to show shades of maturity. Intense red berry spiciness--a whole different spice cabinet compared to the Margaret River Shiraz (above). Cranberry, red raspberry, lavender. Very ripe but also fine, lively fruit acids. Very grippy on the palate; concentrated flavors. Warm, satisfying finish.