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45% Grenache (mid-late 1960s), 45% Cinsault (mid-late 1960s), 8% Mourvèdre, 2% Syrah from galet stone covered lime soils, steel vat fermented 2 weeks after bleeding juice off the skins (saignée), concrete vat raised 6 months, lees stirred, malo blocked, fined, filtered, wide bottle, 2,000 b

2015 ()

fine red robe, pale rim. The nose is stinky, has a “high” fruit aroma, something of the farmyard about it, some red fruit present. The palate fails to convince, holds brewed red fruits with a loose finale. This is disjointed and disorderly. 14.5°. To mid-2016  Feb 2016 

2012 ()

red-tinted robe. Has an aroma of dark red cherry – the nose has proper depth, so bring on aioli, Provençal seasoned dishes. This is a broad, wide, big bouquet. The palate has solid weight – this is a true Gardois rosé, bears a tight red cherry fruit with some licorice strokes. An assertive, full, manly Lirac rosé with herbs and salt on the finish, herbs such as thyme, sage. 14.5°. €7.20. 2015-16  May 2013

2008 ()

pale, onion skin robe; soft, gummy aroma – red jam, cherry jelly. The palate starts narrowly, and struggles to express itself, to fly. Bitter notes at the end. Clear challenges here with the state of the crop. Diminishes at it finishes. March 2009