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(2017) Another deeply-coloured wine, organic certified and coming from the traditional Corbières appellation. It blends 40% Syrah, 30% Grenache, 20% Carignan and 10% Mourvèdre, all aged in oak barrels, 60% of which were new. It's immediately serious and savoury on the nose, vinous and darkly-hued, with damson and black cherry, a wisp of smoke and a bit of graphite in there too. Solid and powerful in the mouth, the vanilla of the oak helps soften the tannins, but it is a structured wine, crying out for beef or lamb - either that or give it some time: the fruit, black olive savouriness, density of texture and structure suggest to me this will cellar well for five years.
(2017) A blend of Grenache, Carignan and Mourvèdre with no added sulphur, this bold and fruity organic wine has spice and bramble fruit, and a vinous, savoury quality with plenty of rustic tannin and acidity to give it chewiness and bite.
(2016) A blend of 45-year-old Syrah, with 30% Grenache, with yields of just 30hl/ha. Half of this cuvée was aged in oak for one year. I'd suggest decanting this slightly brooding wine, with its tight, dark red fruit nose, hinting at black olive and briar, but muscular and tight. On the palate there is considerable concentration, with the tannin and the deep, ripe, sweet but savoury core of black fruit filling the mouth, a chewy seriousness to the finish, with bittersweet acidity and very good, gently spicy length. An un-flashy but serious and structured, meaty red that should cellar.
(2015) Grenache, Syrah, Carignan and Cinsault from the Languedoc weighing in with 14% alcohol, this is smooth, silky and elegant. Plenty of sheer black fruit and on the palate where plump, fleshy black cherry melts into really very nice tannins - deep and chocolaty, but lots of sour cherry acids and a nicely spicy, peppery hints of tannic structure. Delicious. 89
(2013) 50% Syrah, 30% Grenache, 20% Mourvèdre, this is hedonistic, creamy, plush and full-fruited stuff, a beguiling wine from first sniff that adds subtle spices and hints of more under-ripe, herbaceous character into an intriguing mix. On the palate it has rich and savoury fruit, a lovely sense of earthiness and grip, with tight tannin structure and a juicy acid balance.
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