This rare, expensive and extraordinarily concentrated wine from the northern Rhône is 100% Marsanne. Yellow gold in colour, with great depth and complexity, revealing floral notes, apricot, tropical fruit, spicy vanilla, buttery (almost butterscotch) character and rounded glycerol mouthfeel. Exotic richness is countered by stony, gravelly mineral, finishing with slight bitterness and distinctive saltiness. Top vintages can age from 30 to 50 years and longer. The 2010 should be cellared for at least another 3 to 5 years.