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The Wines

50-70% Grenache, 30-50% Syrah from stony clay-limestone soils on Les Garrigues, hand harvested, destemmed, crushed, varieties fermented apart, 3 week steel vat vinification at up to 30°-35°C, twice daily pumping overs, 1-2 part vat emptying/refillings, aged 70% 2-8 year 225-litre oak casks, 30% (growing) 2-8 year 450-litre oak casks, fined, filtered, not made in 2014, first vintage 2012, 1,100-2,000 b

2016

dark red colour, black centre. The nose issues a charming sweetness in its blackberry and blueberry fruit, the fruit enticing. The palate runs softly and well, gives enjoyable, tasty black fruits with an in-built sweetness, a relative delicacy. The flavour centres on blackcurrant, blueberry, has good definition. The tannins add a little outer casing to it. This is a rounded, stylish, spherical wine that will please, aided by its cool tenor late on. It can be drunk now, on its youthful charm. 15°. 2,000 b. 50% Gren, 50% Syr. 2027-29 Feb 2018

2015 ()

red, clear robe. The nose rustles up raspberry fruit, with a rose perfume top note, a little darkness. The palate is charged, compact, fuelled by redcurrant, red cherry fruits with snappy tannins. It can fuse and amplify over time, has substance. The degree is a slight issue vis-à-vis its balance. It has a muscled, close-knit close, with oak sealing it as well. Decanting advised. 15°. From 2020. 2029-30 Feb 2018