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Syrah from Chavanay, 80% destemmed, 10-12 day vinification, pumping overs, cap punching by leg work, aged 2-6 year old 600-litre oak casks 9 months, unfined, filtered, part sold in bulk, 6,000 b

2008

bright red robe; wisps of likeable blackberry jelly or jam on the nose – has a scented, good appeal. The palate is tighter and more grainy, the fruit a touch brittle. It ends on a more “wire” note, with only a little roundness. Stand-up drinking, a wine with a pepper aftertaste. 12.5°. To 2012. Nov 2009