Densely structured and packed with great ripe fruits, this is a fine wine dominated by black fruit. From the 190-acre estate owned by the Valentin and Durand families, it has solidity, depth and some acidity. The finish is minty and herbal, with a hint of bitter chocolate.
Kirsch, black currant, cured meat and foliage notes lead the way on this concentrated, tightly structured wine. Dried black cherry and fresh garrigue herbs fill the velvety textured mouth, and linger well into the finish alongside a touch of cocoa powder flavor. Drink now through 2014.
Dark and concentrated but simultaneously fresh and juicy, this blend of 65% Syrah and 35% Grenache offers heady notes of black cherry, plum and raspberry accented by hints of game and tree bark. The meaty, medium-weight palate offers a firm structure and a solid finish.
A great expression of the terroir, this rosé made from 50% Syrah, 40% Grenanche and 10% Cinsault is loaded with garrigue accents (lavender and thyme) among the fresh strawberry and cherry fruit core. Clean and zippy on the finish with a lingering soft spice accent.
This blend of 50% Syrah, 40% Grenache and 10% Carignan starts off tight and firm, but with time it reveals attractive aromas and flavors of small red berries and plums accented by garrigue and a hint of sweet woody smoke. It’s firmly structured, with gripping tannins and a faint cocoa accent to the dry finish.
There’s a strong herbal presence in the bouquet of this wine (bay leaves, clover) that marries well with the red plum and dried raspberry flavors. The mouth is smooth and creamy with a touch of tobacco spice lingering on the close. Drink now–2012.
A beautiful rosé dominated by juicy stone fruit and a strong garrigue herbal character of lavender and rosemary on the nose. Fruit flavors abound in the mouth: cherry, nectarine and vibrant plum all mingle with the soft spice that lingers throughout the finish. Balanced with great finesse and nuance.
A pleasant, easy-drinking wine with potent cassis aromas and a dark undercurrant of earthiness and cola. Not overdone or heavy, it has silky tannins that make it immediately approachable.