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The Wines

Syrah (1975 massale, planted by Jean's father, & younger) on decomposed granite on Marsel at Peyraud, destemmed crop, 3 week concrete vat vinification, pumping overs at first, cap punching by foot, press wine assembled, aged 50% 4-15 year 228-litre oak casks, 50% 4-15 year 590-litre oak casks 12 months, then steel vat raised 3-4 months, unfined, unfiltered, no SO2 used, a plot selection wine, first wine 2009, organic wine, 2,500-3,600 b & 300 magnums

2016 ()

bright red robe. Has a briary aroma, raspberry, mixed herbs, a hint of road tar. It needs air, so decant it. The palate presents soft red fruits with fine tannins, a calm delivery; it increases its depth a little towards the finish, in a measured way, gradually. It has a naked style, requires a little study to be appreciated. 12.5°. 3,600 b. 2026-28 Feb 2019

2015

dark robe, a shiny red. The nose broods, has a trail of liqueur black berries, solar impulses, oily depth. The palate is close-knit, has good inner strength, a virile second half, tight packing. It is wide, covers the ground. A winning stream of clear fruit lies within. It has a lifted, rocky close. 14.5°. 2,500 b. €21. From late 2018. 2027-28 Feb 2018