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The Wines

100% Syrah (2011-2012) from S-W facing schist soils with a little clay (pH of 7 is neutral, against pH of 5.5, more acid, at Cote-Rôtie, harvested one week after Côte-Rôtie) at 280-300 metres, two plots of 0.62 ha and 0.3 ha, destemmed, 85-95% destemmed, 5-6 week vinification process, a few pumping overs, a few cap punchings, heated finale to the maceration, malo done in cask, aged 10% new, 90% 1-5 year 228-litre oak casks 14 months, usually unfined, unfiltered, first wine 2018, 2,400 b

2019

(4 year 228-litre cask) dark colour; oak-caramel are implicit in the nose, which has a good line-up of blackberry with licorice, coffee beans. The palate is on a joli combination of violet and cherry fruit, bendy tannins, a likeable flourish of refined juice on the close. It’s quite accessible, is elegant. 12 years Dec 2019

2018

dark robe. There’s a good swirl of violets, Pez sweets, with black cherries on a nose that bears inviting sweetness, smoke notes. The palate starts on bright black fruits, licorice, gathers itself well along the palate, makes good roller skate straight line progress. The tannins are fine, powdered, the length good, harmony here. It’s nice and calm, is a wine that sings, is serene, carries good detail, flow. 13°. 2,400 b. €25, a little less than many Seyssuels. “It was very silken immediately, with very good quality tannins, can be drunk young,” Kévin Garon. From mid-late 2020. 2028-29 Dec 2019