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70% Grenache, 20% Syrah, 10% Mourvèdre, destemmed, 3 week vinification, pumping overs, mainly concrete vat, some large barrel raised 18 months, filtered, "drink with cuisine Provençale and stewed, grilled & sauced meats, game, cheese"

2017 ()

(concrete vat/large barrel) dark robe; the nose reflects the summer sun, is sweet, gives lozenge-like black fruit airs. The palate has a broad, rounded shape, is full of plump content with spice and vigour in the tannins. It’s a good ensemble, the length pure and sustained, with a commendable freshness along its route. It’s a leading 2017 Rasteau, full of flair and potential. 14.5°. 70% Gren, 20% Syr, 10% Mourv. From late-2020. 2035-37 Mar 2019

2010 ()

full robe; lees notions on the nose that is peppery, still inside the vat as it were. Spiced, shade edgy debut to the palate, which then moves on to cherry fruit. Has a nutty aftertaste, with a depth there that suggests it be left until spring 2012. Disorderly, but has some potential. The length is OK. To 2016. 14°. April 2011