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65-70% Grenache, 10-15% Syrah, 10-15% Mourvèdre, 0-15% Carignan, 0-10% Marselan (av age 30 years) from galet stone clay-siliceous soils, destemmed, 28 day vinification at 25°C, part vat emptying/refillings, daily pumping overs, concrete vat raised 4 months, unfined, filtered, organic wine, 50-60,000 b

2015 ()

shiny, dark colour. Beyond the slightly raw take on the nose lies a good foundation of black cherry fruit, with some smoky grilling. The palate weighs in with rolling, fluid black stone fruits and immediate tannins. It travels well and long, the finish complete, above average. Refinement needed, but good promise here. 14.6°. 50,000 b. 65% Gren, 10% Syr, 10% Mourv, 10% Marselan, 5% Cari. €5.25 at the cellars. From mid-2017. 2022-23  June 2016

2014 ()

dark robe; the immediate aroma is one of mulled blackberries, a good lingering intensity on some open fruit on the bouquet, a hint of crème de menthe. The palate has scale, is filled, goes pretty long, drinks agreeably on its dark red, mulberry style fruit. Great with a good sirloin steak. The finish introduces a smatter of dried herbs such as thyme. 14.5°. 70% Gren, 10% Syr, 10% Mourv, 10% Marselan. 60,000 b. Bottled Jan 2015. €5.10. 2018-19  Oct 2015