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The Wines

Grenache, Syrah (1970s) from stony clay-limestone soils on the Plan de Dieu, 12-24 hrs (reduced from 3 days in early 2010s) cool maceration, 12-24 day direct press vinification at 18-20°C, vat raised 4-5 months, malo blocked, 3-4,000 b

2015

pale, fine pink colour, legs visible. Candy, bonbon first aroma, a light scent of rose petal hovering. The palate is also led by a candy, bubble gum style flavour, a note of strawberry and violets, would do well at the cinema with the popcorn! It has the vintage body, is up to drinking à table. There is a glow on the aftertaste. It is pretty solid. 13°. 4,000 b. To late 2017  Feb 2016

2012

very pale pink; there is a light brioche baked bread note in the nose, along with floral, rose-hip touches. The palate fails to combine its delicate fruit with the alcohol, doesn’t come as a whole, and drifts towards the finish. To mid-2014. 13.5°. Oct 2013

2011

pale, onion skin tints robe. The nose is shifty, has no real central fruit focus. Its redcurrant is low-key. Shows light plum and licorice. This has limited scope: the texture is baked, the fruit unexpressive. It is mainstream, not nuanced, and dwindles on the end, which needs more fruit and lift. 13°. Oct 2012