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100% Marsanne (late 1980s) on low zones of Beylesse (S-E facing) at 130 metres, limestone, clay soils, steel vat fermented, raised 11-12 months, malo blocked, 800 b

2019 ()

bright yellow robe; the bouquet is nicely together, expresses peach, apricot fruit, a little saltiness. The attack is elegant, suave, gives a stroke of fine-tuned gras, then spreads well, develops greater depth and Marsanne tang, into a spearminted close. This has been made with commendable restraint, and drinks very well as a result, combining deft fullness with outer zest. 13°. 2023-24 Dec 2020


steady yellow robe; the bouquet offers ripe Marsanne fruit, apricot, white plum with a roast nuts’ presence, some oaking. It has cut, definition, a little spearmint. The palate is direct, runs like an arrow, develops a squeezy gras late on that rounds out the finish. It’s not quite formed as one, will benefit from a cold winter now, so revert to it in summer 2020. There is carbonic gas on the clear, pretty cool aftertaste. 13°. 2026-27 Nov 2019


pale yellow robe. Honey, apricot, hazelnut cluster on the nose – it is a strongly Marsanne air. The palate has a light, airborne start, presents delicate white fruits, a note of ginger and honey on the close. Tidy, but low inspiration, aperitif style wine. The length is decent. 13°. To 2018 Dec 2015


pale yellow, legs down the glass. Sponge baked cake, baked pear, lime aromas – a bouquet that is rather strict. Has a fat, obvious debut, but its tangy, bitter side goes too far. Varnish, wax show on the finish, the exit uneasy. Bottled Sept 2013. 13.5°. To 2016  €10.00 at cellars. Dec 2013