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100% Marsanne (late 1980s) on low zones of Beylesse (S-E facing) at 130 metres, limestone, clay soils, steel vat fermented, raised 11-12 months, malo blocked, 800 b

2018

steady yellow robe; the bouquet offers ripe Marsanne fruit, apricot, white plum with a roast nuts’ presence, some oaking. It has cut, definition, a little spearmint. The palate is direct, runs like an arrow, develops a squeezy gras late on that rounds out the finish. It’s not quite formed as one, will benefit from a cold winter now, so revert to it in summer 2020. There is carbonic gas on the clear, pretty cool aftertaste. 13°. 2026-27 Nov 2019

2014

pale yellow robe. Honey, apricot, hazelnut cluster on the nose – it is a strongly Marsanne air. The palate has a light, airborne start, presents delicate white fruits, a note of ginger and honey on the close. Tidy, but low inspiration, aperitif style wine. The length is decent. 13°. To 2018 Dec 2015

2012

pale yellow, legs down the glass. Sponge baked cake, baked pear, lime aromas – a bouquet that is rather strict. Has a fat, obvious debut, but its tangy, bitter side goes too far. Varnish, wax show on the finish, the exit uneasy. Bottled Sept 2013. 13.5°. To 2016  €10.00 at cellars. Dec 2013