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The Wines

mainly from Pied la Vigne (ex Jean Lionnet vines, inc 1940s Syrah), also from Eygas, Les Saveaux, Le Coulet, plus Chapousse at the bottom of Chaillot, until 2006 was merchant wine as well, destemmed, 3 week vinification at up to 29°C, pumping overs only, aged 3-5 year 225-litre oak casks (big cut from 75% new oak until mid-2000s) 14-22 months, less racking in late 2000s than before, fined, unfiltered, 6,500-8,000 b


(casks) full robe; violet, quite intense nose with appealingly sweet airs, some leather. The palate fruit is orderly, could have more nuance, is a bit down the line. A safe Cornas with 2010`s easy richness. It ends clearly. 2020-22, not a long stayer. June 2011


three-quarter depth red; quite a fragrant berry aroma, raspberry at its heart, still on its youth, has not yet hit a varied stage. Round, accessible start to the palate, has a fleshy style, no strictness. It picks up peppery tannins with some snap. The length is sound – indeed this is sound Cornas, a bit mainstream, but there is likeable fruit and fair gras in it. Bottled 6 months ago. 13.5°. 2020-21 June 2011

2008 ()

(cask) mid-depth red with purple present. Soft style nose, pepper hovers in the background, the air of fleshy red fruit is foremost. Has a direct, thrusting palate – it delivers along a straight line. The fruit inside is clear, and its oak is also quite inset, wiry. The fruit is a bit stretched, but has some juice to offer. To 2016. To be bottled March 2010. Nov 2009

2007 ()

quite a bright red plum colour; game notes lead the bouquet, with red stone fruit behind – it is quite wide, has licorice and smoke in it. The palate is supple, shows advance, has dry tendencies, is austere at the end. The fruit is dumb – there is something of the animal in this. From mid-2010. “It has closed down again – it needs decanting and the air will bring out more fruit and ample substance,” Anne Colombo. 2018-19 Nov 2009


dumb, light black fruit nose. Compact, clean flavour, some fresh berry. Fair end weight. A bit plain. 2006 on. 2014-16