Jean-Luc Colombo: this is how Cotes du Rhone should taste.
Deep ruby, bright and lively. Crushed berries and mint. This Villages is more complex and complete than Sainte-Anne's Cotes du Rhone from the same vintage, but it is styled the same--very fruity but with serious mid-palate concentration and intensity. Berries, berries, berries. Very pretty. Ripe finish that will only get better.