On the palate the wine is full-bodied and impressively well-endowed at the core for its appellation, with a bit of firm tannin, fine focus and grip and pretty good complexity on the long and vibrant finish.
The Collines Rhodaniennes area essentially corresponds with the Northern Rhône Valley, home to storied appellations like Côte-Rôtie, Hermitage and Cornas, among others.
Vincent Paris is a stalwart Cornas producer who also makes wines from a few other areas. This bottle, from young Crozes-Hermitage vines, offers all the savory deliciousness of Northern Rhône syrah without requiring aging or much thought. Drink and enjoy.