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1970s Viognier basis from that site at Limony, fermented 20% new, 80% 2-3 year oak, raised 5-year oak 12 months, lees stirred, 1,200 b


lime, tangerine nose of some elegance; there is hazelnut beyond the citrus airs, pear as well. The palate is clear and nicely together, with nice grip and a red wine structure. The fruit is elegant before it becomes more chewy and deep. There is some spice within. Close to its best now. To 2011. June 2008


broad, apricot/pear bouquet, fat interior, smoky top. Pear, melted butter flavour, some restraint. Some burnt cask on finish. More open from 2005. 2009-11


honeyed, warm, ripe fruit bouquet. Savoury texture, fat flavour, honey/apricot mix on finish.


pear/exotic smoky aromas; fat attack, heated, dried fruits, potent tones on the palate. Overt wine, reflects the vintage.


overt rich, oily bouquet; fresh, chewy start, tight and quite meaty. Greengage, mixed flavours. Not unctuous, has character.