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Syrah (mid-2000s) from granite soils at Sécheras, 80% destemmed, 2 week vinification, lot of pumping overs, ending on 1-2 cap punchings a day, raised 5-6 year 228-litre oak casks 6-7 months, unfined, filtered, 4,000 b

2018 ()

dark red; lucid black berry, a hover of violets, a hint of reduction – it’s a joli opening. The palate bears crispness on the outside of its black fruit, cassis, shows blueberry late on with some discreet crunch. The fruit recedes towards the finish after gras on the attack. It’s OK for grills. “It ends a little bitter – it was more on gourmandise before,” Sylvain Gauthier.  14°. 2022 Feb 2020