(2010) This Grenache-dominated Corbières also has 15% each of Syrah and Carignan in the blend, and is made with natural yeasts and minimum sulphur. The nose is elegant and classic, with a touch of schisty, smoky character, a sprinkle of cracked black pepper and a racy, raspberry fruit quality beneath. It is firm on the palate - perhaps even a touch austere - with a the raspberry fruit staying keen and focused, but plenty of tannin, acid and alcohol just rasping very slightly.