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The Wines

67% Marsanne (2009), 33% Roussanne (2009) from 0.4 hectare on Les Pends at Mercurol, 10,000 vines/hectare density, fermented, raised 67% new 600-litre oak cask, 33% 1-year 300-litre cigar, raised 9-10 months, malo completed (early years malo blocked), first year 2014, 1,066-1,200 b

2018

yellow robe; tropical fruits, papaya, lychee swirls on the bouquet, with a nod towards Riesling. The palate has a flavour of quince jelly, is tasty, has real good juice, is stylish, carries a mineral touch. It is fine, well filled, has the Roussanne influence, fat, in it, with floral notes, variety, all in keeping with Les Pends and its high, high quality terroir. 1,066 b. 2026-27 Feb 2020

2017 ()

yellow robe. Quince, pear fruit with tang, toasting, vanilla, grapiness combine on the nose. The attack is joli, bears soft and appealing white fruits that are tasty, peach and white plum present, a touch of cooked lime on the close. This has nice style, is a typical Crozes blanc, toot toot, an aromatic, soft wine with pretty length, is very attractive. To 2023 Dec 2018

2016 No Rating

NOT PRODUCED - HAIL

2014

yellow robe, legs. Mango, tropical fruits, racy bouquet with a good, fat curve, a light air of banana, also white peach. The palate has a fine, lovely finesse, offers real good pearls of freshness. This is classy, even though it comes from young vines. The flavour centres on peach. It has both a tender texture and gras. Precise, good wine. 13°. 2019-20  Oct 2015