The story: Domaine Madeloc is Pierre Gaillard's second wine estate. Though he's a giant of northern Rhone Syrah, the sunnier climes of Languedoc-Roussillon have allowed him to create stunningly rich, earthy blends worthy of age.
In your mouth: My beautiful, rounded tannins combine the best of southern sunshine with a smokey finish. Dark notes of stewed plum flirt with my black pepper and clove spice. Hints of rosemary haunt my finish.