From 30+ year old Grenache, 50+ year old Carignan, and 20+ year old Syrah vines planted in the La Clape (44%), the Agly Valley (6%),
Minervois (8%), Saint Chinian (10%) and Taileran (32%). Clay/limestone for the Grenache; lacustre and shatter in Minervois; sand in La Clape, clay/limestone in Taileran.
(90‐92) pts, “This elegant, beautifully perfumed red has sweet cherry and black raspberry fruits intermixed with ample spice, candied violets, and ground pepper. It's elegant, silky and seamless on the palate, with beautiful purity and an upfront, charming style.” – JD, JebDunnuck.com, 9/19 (2018 vintage).
(91‐93) pts, “Deep, full‐bodied, beautifully concentrated… it shows the purity and sexiness of the 2017 vintage… is going to be a killer value.” – JD, JebDunnuck.com, 6/18 (2017 vintage).
91 pts, “Juicy, forward, sexy and supple…it stays elegant and silky on the palate… It’s a terrific value and will keep for 4‐5 years.” – JD, JebDunnuck.com, 9/17 (2016 vintage).
(91‐93) pts, “If it came from a more prestigious appellation in the southern Rhone, it would go for three times the price. –
JD, The Wine Advocate, 4/16 (2015 vintage).
(91‐94) pts, “…A wine that blew me away….” – JD, The Wine Advocate, 4/15 (2014 vintage).