magnificent wine. A blend of 70 per cent grenache, 20 per cent syrah and 10 per cent mourvèdre from 45-year-old vines on the Plateau de Pielong, this estate counts the Pignan and Rayas vineyards among its neighbours. It’s quite deep with almost an earthy mushroom and truffle edge to the nose. There are a wealth of ripe berry fruits, some fine, fragrant notes and lovely freshness and lift. It delivers a very forthright palate with sweeping rose and red, dark berry fruit flavour, all laid out on supple, sturdy tannins. It’s really juicy and satisfying, with captivating resolve. A bold and convincing wine.