Château de Valflaunès` proprietor Fabien Reboul spent ten years making wine in Burgundy, the Rhône, Oregon and New Zealand before putting down his roots in the Languedoc. His experience, in particular with Pinot Noir, is reflected in his skilful, light touch today. This 2019 is a classic blend of 60% Syrah with 20% Grenache, 10% Mourvèdre and 10% Carignan. Beautiful, bright, deep purple-ruby colour, aromas recall black cherries, raspberries, violets and spiced orange peel. There is a succulent juiciness to the full-bodied palate, with excellent depth of flavour and super-fine texture. This has richness and finesse, the finish being well-structured and harmonious.