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100% Syrah (2010-18) from mica, saprolite soils at 395 metres on Les Rieux, derstemmed, 28 day vinification, pumping overs, cap punching, raised 1-2 year 228-litre oak casks 14 months, unfined, filtered, first wine 2014, part sold as crop to merchants, 3,000 b

2017 ()

(casks) dark robe; the bouquet is spiced, peppery, on black fruit with nerve. It has a fresh nature, is a bit loose, angular. The palate gives mild black fruits with pepperiness, a gentle note of musky rose petal in behind. It’s a lightweight Cornas, which drinks without great inspiration, is more like a St Jo. Raspberry fruit with coolness comes through on the finish. If it were that St Jo, it would be ***, pleasant enough, but this is Cornas, after all. 2028-29 Dec 2018

2016 ()

bright red robe. Raspberry fruit, very clear cut comes across on the nose, a sense of herbs as well. The attack is light, and this is fleeting Cornas, suggestive of very high up vines, and young vines together [both true]. It’s a dentelle style Cornas with early delivery, but lacks stuffing. 13°. 2025-26 Dec 2018