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60% Grenache, 35% Syrah, 5% Carignan from clay-siliceous soils, destemmed, 4 week vinification of Grenache & Syrah apart, daily part vat emptying/refillings, pumping overs, concrete vat raised 6 months, unfined, filtered, 57-60,000 b

2015

bright red robe. Has an upfront, soaked red fruits, raspberry and cherries aroma with a two tone licorice-sweet herbs, rosemary accompaniment. This is a shade reduced, but gives a burst of mulled red cherry fruit, followed by a pause, followed by gritty tannins. The finish is dusty, on the arid side. It hasn’t yet gelled. The power on the finish comes through. This is a wild ride. It’s not easy drinking, far from it. Day 3: attractive fruit, a good sequence along the palate. 14.5°. From 2017. 2020-21 July 2016