The Croix de Bonpas Côtes-du-Rhône Villages 2019 is a blend of 60% Grenache, 30% Syrah and 10% Mourvedre.
On the aromatic side notes of big fat almost overly ripe strawberries, blueberries, cactus pear and a tad of black licorice.
On the palate moderate tannins, rhubarb pie, white pepper, blackberry and blueberry clafouti. Moderately long finish. Match with duck breast with cherry preserves, steak tartare or Greek Keftedes.
(Croix de Bonpas, AOC Côtes-du-Rhône Villages 2019, Bonpas, Caumont-sur-Durance, France, $17.95, Liquor Control Board of Ontario # 22283, 750 mL, 14%, RKS Wine Rating 89/100)