""A whopper, the 2007 Cotes du Rhone Les Garrigues is one of the finest Cotes du Rhones I have ever tasted. Cropped at 25 hectoliters per hectare, and made from 100% Grenache (80-year-old vines just across the border from Chateauneuf du Pape), this sublime wine boasts a dense purple color as well as a stunning bouquet of kirsch, licorice, pepper, and spice box. The explosive aromatics are followed by a full-bodied, voluptuously textured, super rich wine with great purity and depth. The 1990 Les Garrigues is still holding up beautifully, and while I usually try to drink my Cotes du Rhones in their first 3-5 years of life, this offering has at least a decade of “wow” status. This remarkable wine must be tasted to be believed!""