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65% 1972 Syrah, 35% 1998 Syrah from Vergelas, clay-limestone, destemmed, 3 week vinification, pumping overs, cap punchings, aged 3-5 year oak 12 months, fined, filtered, 2-4,000 b

2006 ()

full, plum red robe; relaxed, somewhat reductive red fruit aroma that leaves a little floral trail in its wake – the shape is round. The palate leads with gummy red fruit; from three-quarters of the way, it takes on some nutty tannin and grip, and there is a slight vegetal note on the finish. The fruit is orderly, has a soft plum nature. Has character. The aftertaste is a little floral. Decant this. Good with barbecues, grilled foods. To 2011. Dec 2008

2001

light, peppery nose. Cassis, peppery palate, all-fruit wine. The 2002 may be sold in bulk, not bottle.