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40% Roussanne, 30% Clairette, 30% Grenache blanc from galet stone covered clay-limestone soils on Le Grand Serre (S), steel vat fermented, raised 6 months, organic wine, 800 b

2016

has thick, full yellow colour. The nose is closely packed, a little neutral for now, bears a ripe, near rich aroma, stewed fruits airs, peach-nectarine, slight orange peel-tangerine. It will benefit from decanting. The palate is thickly textured, has a fine spine of freshness, the surrounds bearing close-knit, textured, munchy, savoury content. Its depth is serene, well established, the finish buttery with brioche, baked bread style flavour. There is layering in its flavour, and the burst of orange, cooked citrus on the finish brings lift. Drink with sauced dishes, full flavoured foods. This is honest, natural, sturdy table wine. 14°. 2027-28 Jan 2018

2014 ()

yellow robe, quite bright. Has an air of a peach stone, with aniseed and fennel, a relative rawness still. The palate gives a rather burnt aspect, as if it its raising hasn’t been resolved yet. It has a little weight, but fails to fire the imagination. The flavour is nutty. Try from late 2016, and decant it. 13°. 2021-22  Oct 2015 

2010

rich-looking yellow. Its ripe aroma is more on ripe, baked influences than pure fruit, so there is brioche, apricot tart, lime tart, pastry, cooked pear in its ensemble. The palate bears white truffle, fungal aspects; it sets off with marked content, then quietens down and becomes reserved on the finish. Muscled wine that is well suited to pork or veal dishes, also soft cheese, and almost as rich a food as foie gras. 14°. €19 at the cellars. 2020-22 Dec 2011