Strong fruit presence--Grenache red berry with a touch of spice. Also some black fruits but very clearly a wine high in Grenache. Full fruit on the palate. Very easy to like. Even so, the majority at the table preferred the next wine, the 2000 Mas de Boislauzon, and those familiar to wine, the 1994 Domaine des Hautes des Terres Blanches.
This is the regular bottling of Pierre Usseglio, the one sold by Premier Cru