This Cotes du Rhone has 30% Syrah to go with 60% Grenache, and the Syrah seems to be showing...at least at this stage of the wine's development.
Very deep and dark. At least some of the wine has probably been aged in barriques. And the aromas and flavors are more backward than I would expect from a 2011 CDR. Floral, herbal scents make me think Syrah. Also more black than red fruits. Black olives, cured meats. Rather firm on the mid-palate and finish but still full of flavor.