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The Wines

Grenache blanc & other varieties from a mix of clay & galet stone covered sandy soils, purchased wine from L Brotte, part steel vat, part used 228-litre oak cask fermented, raised 6-7 months, malo blocked, “drink with langoustines, scallops, lobster”, 2,400 b

2019

clear yellow robe; the bouquet has a tinkle of clarity, is a little simple, shows white fruits with a note of nut paste, a touch of reduction. The palate has a gentle style, bears cosy gras richness, a floral tremor, a flavour of white fruit jam, greengage, with a nutty tone towards the close. The finish is solid enough to pair with fish such as halibut, haddock. It’s a regular sort of Châteaunuef blanc, safe but not inspiring. The best bet is to drink around four years’ old, with greater evolution, variety and stimulus. 14°. 2026-27 Nov 2020

2011 ()

mild yellow. The nose is spiced, its core centred around pear fruit, white fruits jam. The palate leads on peach and apricot, vanilla flavours; it grips rather tightly at the end, and shows plenty of 2011 fat. Has a texture and glycerol style, and glows on the finish. Correct, not more. 14.5°. To 2017  Oct 2012

2010

mild yellow. Has a lime-lemonade air with a note of toast-oak, honey. The palate has a stone fruit centre, the flavour led by apricot, quince, also vanilla. It handles its power better than the 2011, and has a solid, red wine style finale. The length is OK, shows a bit of oak there. Decant this. 14°5. Drink with foods, not solo. To 2019.  Oct 2012