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80% Grenache (1890-1910), 10% Mourvèdre, 5% Syrah, 5% Cinsault, Muscardin, Clairette, Counoise, Vaccarèse, Picpoul, Bourboulenc, Roussanne, Picardan, Terret Noir from 60% galet stone, 40% sandy soils, part destemmed, 26 day concrete vat vinification, part vat emptying/refilling, pumping overs, cap punching, aged 80% large barrel, 20% used 228-litre oak casks 18 months, unfined, filtered, drink with rib of beef, beef stews or daube, venison, wild boar, cheese”, first wine 2015, 4-6,000 b

2016

(barrel/casks, bottling June 2018) deep, shiny dark red with some black tints. The bouquet is a large affair, has a breadth and inner strength, reserves of aroma still to emerge. The palate issues a roll of rich, fluid gras backed by some salted tannins that add a spoke of freshness. This has a pretty natural concentration from the vineyard, more than from the cellar. The aftertaste has a little trim florality, perfume. There is latent glow on the aftertaste. 16°. 4,000 b. 80% Gren, 10% Mourv, 5% Syr, 5% various. €29. From 2021. 2034-37 Oct 2017

2015 ()

(barrel/casks, bottling June 2017) dark red. The bouquet has a comfortable depth of black berry fruit, with low-key licorice and cocoa airs. The palate coasts with juicy, still ultimately stiff content, the tannins minted, salted, and requiring until 2020. It has a lithe energy, inner strength, but presents a stern face for the time being, a slight extraction. 14.9°. 6,000 b. 2030-32 Sept 2016