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100% Syrah (1992) from 1.3 hectare of granite soils on Sauman, part destemmed, 30 day oak vat vinification, wild yeasts, pumping overs, cap punching by foot, aged 50% 225-litre oak casks (20% new, 35% 1-year, 45% 2-year casks), 30% steel vat, 10% 300-litre oak casks, 10% 600-litre oak casks 12-15 months, unfiltered, "drink with red meats, fine cheese", 6,000 b


(casks) dark robe, black at its centre. Raspberry liqueur, ripe fruit comes with an air of black olives on the palate, some oak toffee adding sweetness. It’s borderline plush. The palate carries fleshy, perfumed red berry content, with a sun-filled, smooth nature, all in a rolling ball. It ends with pepper-oak. This is flashy, perfumed, rather limited Cornas that will appeal to the wider audience more than the best informed followers. It is bottled already. 13.5°. From spring 2020. 2030-32 Dec 2018

2016 ()

(casks) dark red robe. The nose has a smoky pine, varnish air above its collection of black berry fruits, is still very much on its raising. There is an innate grapiness. The palate leads on easy flow black fruits with a minted set of tannins riding the second half. It is direct as it stands, a clean-cut Cornas. It has fair heart, is just short of the depth that the best show this year. 13.5°. From spring 2019. 2028-30 Nov 2017

2015 ()

(casks) dark robe. The nose lurks with reduction, has a broad, filled aroma of black berry fruit, extends into prune ripeness, will deliver imposing variety in time. The palate is red-blooded, has a dark red berry take, with a build in gras and content towards the finish, with salted tannins there. The aftertaste is oaked, assertive. It’s long and decisive Cornas. 13.8°. 6,000 b. From mid-2019. 2030-32 Oct 2016