55% Merlot (1989-2004) picked very ripe, offset by 25% Syrah (1994-2004), 10% Cabernet Sauvignon (mid-1990s), 10% Grenache (1950s-2003), destemmed, 2-3 week vinification, cap punching, aged 30% new, 70% 1-2-3 year 228-litre oak casks 8 months, then vat raised 4 months, fined, filtered, 80-100,000 b
dark robe; toasted, grilled, spring black fruits aroma. Crisp, modern, upright black fruit on the palate, is well-defined, shows pepper, oak late on. “It is not a vin de terroir, because the terroir is not here for that, especially with Merlot in it. Good with red meats, cassoulet, rich foods,” Christophe Sabon. 2011-12 Nov 2007
mid-depth red; hint of blackberry jam on the nose, good fruit. Direct palate – pushes out with a licorice tang, shows late tannin. Needs food. From spring 2007. To 2010. Dec 2006
live blackberry fruit nose. Facile, attractive fruit with decent depth. Licorice finale. Some richness here.