This uniquely shaped 375ml bottle looked like a bottle of port! For some odd reason, I thought this bottle looked like it belonged on a pirate ship. Arrrrrrrrrr! OK, onto the wine. The nose on this is so strong and perfume-esque. Dark fruit, tons of earthiness and spice. On second sniff, I get some pine and caramel. The mouthfeel and finish is acidic but tannin is almost non-existant. The acidity is a bit much on it’s own and food is essential with this wine. This wine is a bit scary and unapproachable – if someone had never tried wine and opened this as their first bottle, he/she may be scared off from wine for good. But I can see why a fan of the Rhone varietals may enjoy this.