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60-66% Grenache, 34-40% Syrah (both 1970s and older), destemmed, 15-20 day vinification, pumping overs, underground concrete vat raised 18 months, unfiltered, organic wine, 25-40,000 b

2013 ()

shiny, quite dark red. Has an alert bouquet with red cherries, raspberry on the agenda. It is curvy and open. The palate sets out a run of red cherry fruit with a well sustained flow, and a bonny freshness on the finish. Very drinkable, w.o.w. Massif d’Uchaux. There is a small tar, smoke note on the aftertaste. Grills ideal with this. 14°. To 2017  Jun 2015

2011 ()

has a still full red robe. The nose gives an air of rosemary, herbes de Provence, with a savoury, chicken stock aspect as well. There is a little bundle of dark fruit inside. The palate bears fruit that develops a tasty, fluid run, with menthol and a marked raspberry presence towards the finish. It is at a good stage now. The length is good, as is the local colour. STGT wine. 14.5°. 60% Gren, 40% Syr. To 2018  Jun 2015 


dark, shiny, oily looking robe, good. This has a grand bouquet – it is refined, interesting, has an air of light crunch black fruits, an aromatic oiliness, and prune notes. There are drifts of herbs such as thyme, too. The palate delivers a sweep of blackberry fruit that is rich, has a gliding texture, is generous and comfortable. Its harmonious tannins fit in well, lend spice and pliant tar moments. There is a light scenting on the aftertaste. Is inviting, has a sensual feel, and good balance. Really bonny wine that will be w.o.w. in a year or so, with its tannins a shade more mainframe. 14.5°. 2019-20  Oct 2012


mature plum red, Grenache-led aroma, herbs, thyme airs as well. Evolving, agreeable, sweet strawberry jam flavour – bonny drinking. It ends with tang and clarity. Licorice notes. The aftertaste is assertive – there is fire there, so its 14.5° is probably nearer 15°. 2013-14 April 2011


full robe; plump, mulled fruits, piqueut style bouquet – blackberry jam being made under my nose, with just a touch of the damp forest. The blackberry fruit remains the strong theme on the palate – it waves a round ball of flavour before a little tannic siding holds it in. Good length and heart. It is an obvious, rather foot down wine that has fair gusto in it. From late 2009. 14.5°. 2012-13 Feb 2009


full red colour with some black tints. Sustained black fruits aroma, with some tannic, licorice infusion for interest – this is a youthful bouquet that is slightly reduced. The fruit – black cherries – is modern and clean, with elegance and some dash about it. There is a little end heat; a wine of some local character, a good sign. 2011-12 April 2008


quite a dark red; rounded, raspberry aroma. Compact, berry fruit that flows clearly along the palate – this is airy and approachable, has powdery late tannins. Shows some of the Massif sinew in its measured texture, rather than being fat and flamboyant. Clear, quite fresh finale. To 2012. March 2007