Varietals: Grenache 80%, Syrah 10%, Mourvedre 5%, Carignan 5%

Laurent’s wines are structured and long-lived because he ferments his grapes without destemming, but they do need some bottle age to open up. His Côtes-du-Rhône gets as much care and attention as his famous Châteauneuf, with stylish red fruit, spice, pepper, herb and tobacco aromas and lots of body and ripe tannin on the palate.