(From 2009 Vintage) Soil type Round pebbles and red clay. Grape variety 70 % Vieux Grenache 15 % Syrah 10% Mourvèdre 5% others. Average age of vines 45 years. Winemaking Traditional winemaking with temperature controlled alcoholic fermentation. 3 weeks maceration in tanks. Ageing 2 years in oak foudres.
(From 2005 Vintage) * Eye : Deep dark red. * Nose : Spices and mature red fruits. * Palate : Round tannins with powerful complexity. A rich unctuous wine with notes of mature plums, hazelnuts and red fruits. * Overall : Very rich wine full of harmony and balance.
Robert Parker(From 2001 Vintage) Rating: 92/100 - As reviewed by The Wine Advocate in Issue 151
Wine Advocate(From 2001 Vintage) Rating: 92/100 - As reviewed in Wine Advocate # 151 on Feb-04
Wine Spectator(From 2001 Vintage) Rating: 93/100 - As reviewed by Wine Spectator on 08/31/03
Robert Parker(From 2005 Vintage) Rating: 93/100 - As reviewed by Robert Parker on 10/01/2008
Wine Advocate(From 1999 Vintage) Rating: (92-95) - As reviewed in Wine Advocate # 133 on Feb-01