2013 Domaine Andre Brunel Grenache
Andre Brunel is one of the Rhone Valley’s experienced and revered producers. While he garners much attention for his sure hand with Chateauneuf-du-Pape wines, his sweet spot is really in his value range. This VDP de Vaucluse really shows off how talented Brunel is with the grenache variety.
Herbs de provence, black raspberry, cherry and slate are all there on the nose.
On the palate, this red has true flavor authority but no sense of heaviness at all. To the contrary, this is pure and elegant with the texture of a pricey Burgundy and the profile of the Southern Rhone. Layered red fruits really pop on the lush, zesty finish. Drink this now through 2018 to enjoy it at its best.