If this isn’t one of the finest values in red wine, then I don’t know what is. Purchased for $16, this delivers multiple times the pleasure. Although it shows the typical tannic black currant, green bell pepper, earth and violets flavors one expects from Chinon, the 2005 vintage influenced this wine in that it is fully ripe, velvety in its texture, and rounder than usual. If I had drunk this blind, I might have even guessed it to be a Bordeaux. Goes great with any kind of red meat dish, and anything grilled. Should be purchased by the case.