E & M Guigal Cote-Rotie Brune et Blonde, Rhone, France

You can't get more FAVE than this Cote-Rotie, with its layers of charcoal, smoke, black olive, pepper and lavender, plush blackberry fruit, grippy-spicy tannins and a long, pomegranate-floral finish.  It will age 20 years but if you can't wait, pair with braised lamb.