According to Wine Spectator - "Steeped cherry and plum skin notes are laced with a hint of anise and backed by a sandalwood-lined finish that leaves a slightly taut feel in the end. Drink now. "
Winemakers Notes - "Made from a blend of 90% Syrah and 10% Grenache grapes, which come from a small village in the Ardècheregion. The Saint-Esprit’s deep color has a dark, plum-like hue. The nose is classical Syrah, with berry fruit, violet, licorice and spices. It has a full, rounded palate with delicate tannins. Saint-Esprit is a unique wine in the Côtes-du-Rhône appellation and can be paired with Provençale-style cuisine, game, stuffings and mixed grills."