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45-55% Grenache, 35-45% Syrah, 10% Mourvèdre (mid-late 1980s) from galet stone covered clay-limestone soils, destemmed, crushed, 15-20 day vinification of varieties apart, twice daily part vat emptying/refilling & pumping over, varieties assembled after malo, oak cask raised 8 months, unfined, filtered, “drink with charcuterie, red meats, game such as pheasant, cheese”, 970,000 b


dark robe, legs visible. The nose is more on potential than today’s display: there is a lurking aroma of stylish black fruit, some black olives. The palate runs with an orderly offer of black cherry fruit, and is backed by some grainy tannins that add variety and low-key punch as it finishes. From autumn 2016. Sound quality Côtes. 13.5°. 55% Gren, 35% Syr, 10% Mourv, 970,000 b. GB£7.99 Sainsbury’s, ASDA, Booth. 2019-20  June 2016

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quite dark; salty, black cherry airs, licorice, but a hint of resin or stalk as well. Mid-weight start with black fruits present, but a rather edgy line of tannin that is stiff for now. This can soften a little, and its fruit carries along the palate pretty well. From 2012. 13.5°. To 2015. April 2011