Very dark, deep with violet tones. Aromas are a bit slow to open but when they do, they are intense and powerful. Dark cherry, blackberry, anise, black olives. This is smelling and tasting like a Northern Rhone. Ripe fruit well balanced by proper acidity. Lingering flavors of fruit and black licorice. I am sad when the glass is empty.
Actually, critics have often compared the d'Andezon Cotes du Rhone with wines from Northern Rhone appellations such as Crozes-Hermitage or even Cornas. It is 95% Syrah and 5% Grenache from vineyards in Sinargues, a cool pocket of the Southern Rhone suited to Syrah grapes.