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The Wines

late 1980s-early 1990s Syrah from plateau at Charnas (organic domaine E Barou), destemmed, 2+ week vinification, pumping overs, aged 50% vat, 50% 4-year 228-litre oak casks 11 months, 1,400-1,800 b

2006 ()

mid depth red; quite a juicy aroma – raspberry and black jam together. The palate is scented, with a nicely easy texture – a here and now wine. There are jam flavours, and a touch of late tannin. It is more jam than fresh in style, a wine for early drinking. To end 2009. Jan 2008