The color has lightened a bit, and there is some sediment on one side of the bottle. Otherwise, not much has changed in this Cotes du Rhone over the past 15 years. Cherries, strawberries, spice and aromatic herbs. Still a strong fruit presence, although perhaps a bit less bold than in its youth.
Right now, this 2001 is very similar to the 2004 and 2006 CDR from Sainte-Anne. It is less complex than the 2001 CDR Villages, as I remember it. But I am more than happy with any of these wines.