Aromas of red cherries and hedgerow fruit combine with savoury spice and cured meat. Fresh berry fruit follows through on entry, with layered notes of dried apricot, cardamom, and all spice, backed up by supple but firm tannins. Juicy and medium bodied, the wine finishes on a spicy dry note, which leaves you wanting more.
Guardian Peak SMG 2017 (6 bottles)
Since 2001, this classic blend of Rhone varieties expresses perfectly how formidable yet uncomplicated this style of wine can be.