Chateau Gigognan Cotes du Rhone

Roasted plum and grape-jelly notes are nuanced by hints of sun-dried garrigue and black pepper in this opulent, spicy red. A blend of Syrah, Grenache and Mourvèdre, it's an unabashedly juicy, fruity sip but rich and satisfying through a long finish. Fine-grained, feathery tannins accentuate the immediate appeal.