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60% Grenache (2002-04), 40% Syrah (late-1980s) from blue marl, clay-limestone soils at 250 metres, destemmed, 4 week vinification, daily pumping overs, concrete vat raised, then raised 2-5 year 228-litre oak casks 12 months, unfined, unfiltered, 2,000 b

2013 ()

full, dark robe. Crunchy black fruit with a nutty side car comes along on the nose, along with plenty of licorice. The fruit aroma is lucid. The palate sweeps along with plenty of black cherry fruit at the helm, and gives a good, tasty finish, sweetness of oak present in the soaked cherries flavour. This is still very juvenile, and can add to its repertoire with a little ageing – garrigue notes lurk, and the balance is pretty good. 14.5°. From spring 2016. 2020-21  Apr 2015