Domaine Charvin Cotes du Rhone 2007
Cotes du Rhone, France. Grenache (mainly), Shiraz etc. 14.5%. Cork.
Bright and cheerful, the deeply scented cherry and berry fruit has a note of confection and liqueur. In the background there is a suggestion of hardness, dried herbs and stalks. After my first sip I thought it stern, sappy and hard, a little too big and inky. Half way though the bottle, I can see its charm, but the sinew and inkiness remain.