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40-70% Grenache, 10-25% Syrah, 10-20% Carignan, 0-20% Mourvèdre, 0-10% Cinsault (vines av age 30 years) from clay-limestone soils, 30% fermented by whole bunch maceration carbonique, 70% destemmed, 5 week vinification at up to 28°C, 1 daily pumping over, cap punching, part vat emptying/refilling, concrete vat raised 10-14 months, filtered, “drink with rib of beef, filet mignon of pork”, 20-100,000 b

2015

dark plum red robe. The nose is broad, well filled, has a compressed air of dark red berry fruits, a nudge of menthol, sweetness present. The palate runs freely on red berry fruits with a small point of sweetness, succulence. It finishes clearly and roundly, if being a little arm’s length. It persists on darker, prune style fruit, a little tar. It is a tiny bit stewed. 14°. 20,000 b. 40% Gren, 20% Syr, 20% Cari, 20% Mourv. €3.13 export. 2020-21 Feb 2017

2012 ()

(vat) dark red. The raspberry liqueur fruit aroma is accompanied by some meatiness and darkness, has garrigue hints – this is a wide and rather solid bouquet, and time will help it. The palate holds a Grenache plum fruit and a warm glow from stony terraces comes through. The danger is an excess of heat in proportion to its content – it dries towards the finish, and the fruit pulls back. The balance is not 100%, and in a raw state now. 13.5°. €2.55 ex cellars. From 2015. 48% Gren, 23% Syr, 17% Cari, 12% Mourv this year. 2017-18  Oct 2013

2010 ()

respectable red robe. There is an elegant air of cherry fruit traversing the bouquet, is nicely clear, still young, and precise. The fruit continues well, is fluid and rolling, picks up pepper, nutmeg, cocoa bean, with a dry moment towards the finish, which lets it down: otherwise it is good. 14°. To 2017  June 2013