Clear, very deep garnet. Nose of raisins, dates, vanilla, cedar and caramel. A classy Claret, it is a poster child for the judicious use of oak in a great year. Full-bodied, tasting of Christmas cake with dates, raisins and a dash of brandy. Lots of soft tannins left but ready now, will coast a few more years.
One of the best vintages I’ve had from this label, if not the best. An impressive wine where power and finesse meet — not an easy task in this region. Deep yet a bit austere with aromas of garrigue, plum and black olives underlined with a pleasing touch of reductive notes. Broad and elegant tannins with pleasant perception of freshness from the small percentage of stem inclusion. A wine to buy for your cellar. Will be exceptional in 7 to 10 years.
Deep ruby in colour; spicy, cedary, blackcurrant bouquet; medium-bodied, dry, fruity, firmly structured, red and blackcurrant flavours with evident tannins. Hold 5-6 years.
Incredibly impressed by this wine but this is no surprise. Stéphane Vedeau knows how to make an elegant wine even in a hot vintage like 2017. Grenache at its best with a broad yet precise palate with profound notes of red plum, garrigue and a minerality that lingers. Beautiful management of tannins. An outstanding value. Buy one now and drink with a piece of grilled lamb and put as much in your cellar as you can. This will be shining even more in 6-9 years from now.
Medium ruby in colour with a lightly spicy nose of red plums; medium-bodied, red plum and raspberry flavours with a note of rose petals. Firmly structured with an earthy finish.
70% Syrah, 10% Grenache, 10% Mourvèdre, 5% Carignan, 5% Marselan. I am rarely a big fan of Syrah-dominated blends in the Southern Rhône as the grapes tend to suffer from intense heat. But this is an exception. Impressive freshness with lifted notes of plum, black liquorice and garrigue with a hint violet, supported by polished tannins and lively acidity. Easy to drink yet with a complexity that lingers in the finish. Burger please!
Tasted in February, when no longer “Nouveau.” Deeply coloured pinkish-purple wine comes in a colourful flower-decorated bottle. Big nose of sweet hard strawberry candies, banana and sweet tea. On the palate tastes like fruity (raspberry, strawberry) tea, invites quaffing. Serve cool, drink soon.