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The Wines

mainly 1900s Syrah on Combe, plus Sauman (2002), T├ęzier (1930s), Les Eygas (some 1940s+), 60% destemmed, 15-20 day fermentation in a large new oak barrel, pumping overs, cap punching, aged in same new oak barrel 13 months, unfined, filtered, first wine 2006 (1,000+ b), then 2009, 2010, 2001, 2012, and more recently, 300-400 b

2017

dark red, black tinted robe. Notes of bacon fat, plump blackberry, glistening fruit line the bouquet, a hint of mulberry: it’s a solid opening, with more to come. The palate mixes oak and plush content, black fruits, gras richness, the texture suave. This goes long on some intrinsic power, is another Southern style Cornas, is ample, rather a man mountain. There’s plenty here. It needs cellar management, tracking to decide on the good moment to drink it, maybe when eight years’ old. Allow until 2022. 14° is high enough. 2035-37 Dec 2018