The 2012 is more herbaceous than the 2016, the Syrah much more overt in the blend – with a sage and thyme fragrance, reminiscent of the Northern Rhône but with a warmer liquorice tone. The oak spice is less overt and fully integrated. Medium-bodied, the tannins are silky and soft tannins, while the palate offers notes of roasted blackberry, spicy strawberry fruits and distinct garrigue and seaweed flavours. There is noticeable freshness, with a mouthwatering finish. The spectrum of fruit, intensity and weight is more measured in the 2012 versus the 2016.
FINE+RARE (January 2000) Drink 2020-2030
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