Jean-Marie Arnoux Vacqueyras (Rhône) 2012 Grenache, Syrah, Mourvèdre (GSM), $19.54, $22.99, 90 points, poured a deep cranberry red grading bright red at the clear wine ring.
Herbaceous aroma was complemented with red raspberry and lavender.
Medium-plus body, fair acidity, and firm 'sweet' tannins (dry red wine) managed a delicious representation of the aromas plus oak and floral flavors which were dominant.
Finished fine on warm spices and the 14% alcohol with hints of sweet bourbon and the trailing palate.
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