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2003 Syrah from schist soils on Côte Rozier, destemmed, 3 week vinification at up to 30-32°C, wild yeasts, three daily pumping overs, aged 75% new, 25% 1-2 year oak 12-14 months, fined, filtered, first wine 2007, 900-1,100 b

2013 ()

full robe. Has a wings clipped bouquet, maybe suffering post bottling, but the fruit has a cutting nature, with oak attached and high tone. It is aided by a small floral note. The palate also bears fruit with a little tautness in it, but it shows a brief spot of gras as it ends. This could have been raised longer. Fair, but not arresting. From mid-2016. 13.5°. €21 ex cellars. 1,100 b. 2021-22 Jan 2015

2012 ()

(casks) dark red. Soapy perfumed angle on the nose, a red berry compote of fruits with it, the perfume lingers. The palate has a red fruit theme, shuffles along, with grainy tannins towards the finish. Hasn’t hit its stride yet. Traditional style, not polished up. Has oily, waxen notions and late earthy hints, and a bitter tone. Very raw goods. From spring 2015. 2023-24  Nov 2013

2010

(casks) bright, dark red, a live robe. Generous, open red stone fruit air, lots of give in it, has a chiselled, nutty snap underneath, is wide, not quite clear – there is an earthiness in the red fruit, floral tone. The palate gets off to a hesitant start, then follows with good, central fruit. The length is good, even if it is a bit stretched. There is a pebble touch on the finish. Its palate acidity is rather edgy. Not yet a settled affair. From late 2013. 2021-23 Nov 2011

2007 ()

full red robe; black fruit traverses the glass – this is a live aroma, and there also red fruits in it. The black fruits on the palate carry a good clarity and life – the length is pretty, the fruits keep going well. Fresh, fun, clear drinking here – it is like a Burgundy with extra gras or richness and tannin. Good now, but it can run on. On the way to being STGT, even with the young vines. 2015-16 March 2009