(large 60 hl barrel, bottling June 2014) steady red robe; subtle floral intonations lie within the nose that has a graceful, confident plum fruit centre, and also bundles herbs into its basket. The palate is careful, precise, has a great assembly of detail to render it whole – fine fruit, scent, licorice, fine tannins are all working quietly. The constant here on nose and palate is the Grenache – it is the sun around which its satellite ambassadors declare their wares. A fine tread wine for people ready to study it, consider it - les branchés, the informed drinkers. It makes very good, steady progress along the palate, and its tannins are smoky and interesting.