(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.
International Wine CellarRating: 90/100 - As reviewed by International Wine Cellar in Issue 112, January/February 2004 ($40) Deep red. Roasted raspberry, strawberry, pepper, spices and exotic dried herbs on the nose. Suave and lively in the mouth, with red fruit and garrigue flavors framed by ripe acidity. Spicy and perfumed in the mouth, with enticing but restrained sweetness. Finishes very fresh and persistent, with fine-grained tannins. Delicious already.
Robert ParkerRating: 92/100 - As reviewed by The Wine Advocate in Issue 151
Wine AdvocateRating: 92/100 - As reviewed in Wine Advocate # 151 on Feb-04
Wine SpectatorRating: 93/100 - As reviewed by Wine Spectator on 08/31/03