The 2016 Domaine du Vieux Lazaret Ventoux does indeed offer up a heady aroma; the seductive scents of red berries, mostly in the form of raspberries and redcurrants, immediately greet the nose. Add touches of wild Mediterranean herbs and garrigue, the scented brush of Provence, and an intoxicating concoction is in store to delight the nose. Silky smooth in the mouth and bursting with fresh fruit and pleasant racy spice tones, it is hard to resist this seductive, medium-bodied red wine that goes down ever so easily. However, it packs some punch. Only after a glass or two does one realize there is no wimp in this wine, just warm, smooth, easy drinking that captures the dazzling light of Provence and the sunlit slopes of Mont Ventoux, as it glides down the thirsty throat.