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50-60% Grenache (early 1980s-early 1990s), 40-50% Syrah (early 1980s-early 1990s) from galet stone, clay-siliceous soils, destemmed, 3-4 week vinification at 25°C, daily part vat emptying/refillings, pumping overs, steel vat raised 10-12 months, unfined, filtered, 60-70,000 b

2014 ()

red robe, legs. The nose is stylish, carries a clear, running air of raspberry with a tuck in that is fresh, like menthol. The palate captures the garrigue pretty well, has good heart, with black berry fruit freely expressed. It collects some late glow, tannin. 14°. 60% Gren, 40% Syr. 60,000 b. €5.95. Bottled June 2015. From late 2016. 2021-22  Oct 2015 

2012

(vat) full, dark red; the bouquet is filled, gives a sense of thyme, herbs, in its cooked plum and raspberry setting. It manages to blend latent power and restraint. The palate starts on openly fruited raspberry, the fruit carrying well, picks up mild, nutty tannins on the finish that fit in well. Its acidity is slightly loose, but will integrate over the next 18 months. It is pretty faithful to its place, is quietly genuine, but won’t live that long, is a bit stretched, could be a touch fresher. Allow time. 15°. €3.78 ex cellars. To 2018  Oct 2013