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Syrah (2010, 2011, 2013, wire-trained) from 0.8 hectare on gore, decomposed granite soils on Les Eygas, destemmed, 3 week vinification, daily cap punching, 2 daily pumping overs, aged 4-6 year 225 & 228-litre oak casks 9-10 months, filtered, first wine 2014, 988-2,994 b


dark red, black tinted robe; the nose shows grilling, licorice, a latent couch of cassis fruit that is clear cut. It gives the sense of being quiet from recent bottling. The palate bears a good run of black fruits with some style, a good poise in their delivery, running straight along. This is well organised Cornas, with a degree of finesse and purity. The aftertaste brings in some iron-mineral pings of clarity. 14°. 2,492 b. €23. From 2021. 2039-41 Nov 2019

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bright dark red colour; the aroma is suave, presents ripe black fruit, raspberry, is discreetly stylish, has a mild air of violets. The palate offers agreeable fruit off the bat, runs directly, takes on grain-filled tannins. This carries youthful exuberance, a touch of wildness. This holds decent potential thanks to the fruit flow. 13°. €23. 2,994 b. From mid-2020. 2031-33 Dec 2018 Previously Nov 2018 *** dark, sustained robe, black with a crimson rim. The nose has a beefy aspect, shows oaking, nutshells, some sleek black fruit within. It’s very young. The palate expresses peppery, agreeable blue fruit with a cool tenor throughout, has a cellar imprint for now, is a bit arm’s length. The fruit lasts pretty well, with oaking to take care of, oaking that obstructs the tannins at present. This will get together to be a modern, if quiet, rather light Cornas, leave until mid-2020 for that. It is bottled already. 13°. 2,994 b. 2030-32 Nov 2018


bright, dark robe. The blackberry fruit aroma is nicely deep; there is some game and grunt in with the fruit. The palate gives a prune, ripe fruit debut. There is good potential for this as the vines grow up, since terroir already talks here. It develops fine grain tannin, a touch of flowers, on the finish. The length is correct. This is a good first effort. 12.5°. €22. 988 b from the 0.2 hectare, which will rise to 0.8 hectare in the coming years. 2022-23  Dec 2015