(2016) Lighter and more open in colour, and has a lot more truffle and earthiness, and then it is juicy and ripe on the palate but a lovely length and purity, with lots of acidity and freshness, the wood felt as just a tiny balsamic note. Has more light and shade than the 2010s, but perhaps less structure and fruit concentration.
(2016) Typical Macon nose with light honeysuckle and floral notes over creamy apple. Much lighter and fresher on the palate than the Ardeche, with still sweet and ripe fruit, but a flowing acidity and light-bodied, attractive freshness.
(2015) Adorned with a "94 Points" sticker (from Chilean wine magazine, Descorchados), this is a Rhône blend of 68% Grenache with 21% Mourvèdre and Syrah from the Punta del Viento zone of the Colchagua Valley. The wine was aged for 13 months in 2nd and 3rd-fill oak. Richly aromatic, there is spice and toast, game and bloody aromas abounding, but this is perfumed too, some floral notes and fresh-cracked white pepper lift. In the mouth this has substance and density, the solid berry fruits layered with cocoa and juicy cherry, silky tannins and a long, integrated finish. It's big stuff with its 15% alcohol, but does not seem too heavy or alcoholic.