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The Wines

50% Grenache blanc, 25% Viognier, 25% Roussanne, fermented, raised 1-2 year 228-litre oak casks 3 months, malo blocked, 3,000 b

2014

pale yellow. The nose works well, with several prompts, including apricot, greengage plum, tobacco, newly baked bread, cooked lemon pie. The palate has a good centre, a very agreeable flavour that is off the main highway: it involves pear, honeycomb, a light dash of almond. Good for light dishes. 13.5°. To 2017  Jun 2015

2008 ()

honey, nougat, overt oak aroma that is solid in nature. Forward, oak-influenced fruit on the palate – leave this until late 2009. Best with food, sauced dishes. To 2012. March 2009

2007 ()

yellow, with a note of pear in the robe; the bouquet is wide, and reflects almond paste, honey, light butter, Alpine herbs and juniper even. The palate has a hazelnut, bonbon sweets, waxen flavour, also baked apple, brown sugar. Has a vanilla, cinnamon, caramel ice cream aftertaste – this is an interesting wine, punches above its station. Good now. Marks for character. 13.5°. To 2013-14 Nov 2008

2006 ()

this only steel vat, no oak. The Viognier marks the bouquet – it shows an apple tart aroma, and is broad. The palate is fat, and works on pear and apricot flavours linked with spices. “Drink this with fish, or serve it cool for the aperitif,” Géraldine Lafond. To 2009-10 June 2007