"From the sun-baked village of Rasteau, the 2007 Cotes du Rhone-Villages Rasteau Cuvee Marc is proprietor Besnardeau’s blend of 50% Grenache, 25% Syrah, and 25% Mourvedre. It is aged in a combination of concrete vats, older demi-muids, and small barrels. The biggest wine, it reveals the greatest expression of Grenache in its chocolaty, kirsch liqueur, licorice, tobacco leaf, and garrigue characteristics. Extremely full-bodied, muscular, and dense, but neither hard nor astringent, this is a super-concentrated, beautifully pure wine possessing tremendous focus and vibrancy. It is another great example of this amazing vintage in the southern Rhone."