I picked this up on sale for $15 a few years ago (half price). This producer is basically a negociant which owns some vineyards and was started in 1998. We drank it in front of the fire last weekend. 100% Syrah from gravelly soil. Not decanted. This was a deep purple color. Fuller body. Notes of black currants, peppercorns and iron. Integrated tannins. It opened a little more as the night went on. 88 points.