(2022) Made by Gabriel Meffre, this is led by Grenache (60%). There's a meatiness here, a light game character over herby black fruits. The fruit is very pure and quite plush on the palate, well balanced and intense, with very good concentration. Long and classic, excellent fruit ripeness.
(2017) A firm, tannic and intense ChÃ¢teauneuf, this is mostly Grenache with 20% Syrah and 10% Mourvedre and is polished, dense and fairly closed on the nose, though with a black fruit concentration. The palate maintains that concentration, a rich, deep inkiness, but real sweetness of fruit does come through as well as spice, and the heat and fat of the alcohol. Liquoricy and very firm, it nevertheless does reveal little glimpsed of more aromatic and peppery, even floral characters, but the intensity never lets up.