MY RATING: 7/10
IN A NUTSHELL: OK, but a fairly bitter GSM blend
ORIGIN: France (Vallée du Rhone, Costières de Nimes)
VARIETALS: Grenache (72%), Syrah (24%), Mourvèdre (4%)
SAQ PRICE: $19.95
This wine definitely benefits from breathing a bit. When first opened, it had a funky Oka cheese smell to it (which this taster loved), but little else to offer. The next night, it had a pleasant strawberry and cherry taste, with an interesting ashiness. Unfortunately, it could not shake a very bitter aftertaste. Not my favourite, but not bad.