(2019) The same four varieties as the 'Esteva', but from hotter Douro superior and meatier and more balsamic in character, certainly more rustic on the palate, but with a meaty charm and again very good freshness to the acids and tannins.
(2016) An estate Grands Chais took over in 2010, including stock. 2011 was bottled, but not made by Grands Chais. Lots of exotic spices and Sandalwood here. A touch of resiny quality, but really plush and inviting, a hint of briar and that exotic spice continuing. The palate has good life and energy, and a buoyant juiciness.
(2016) More lift and fragrance here, a creamy and smooth cherry fruit and none of the earthiness of the Regnie for example. Lovely freshness and cut, more sappiness and freshness, arguably not as much fruit depth as the Brouilly, but I like the elegance and freshness of this.