**** John Livingstone-Learmonth (DrinkRhone.com): "(100% Syrah (50% 1870s-1900s, 50% mid-late 20th century) from 0.37 hectare on sandy, clay, small galet stone soils on the plain near the River, 25% destemmed, 3-4 week vinification, mainly cap punchings, aged 67% 4-5 year 300-litre, 600-litre oak casks, 33% 4-5 year 300-litre & 400-litre oak casks 12-14 months, unfined, unfiltered, usually Côtes du Rhône, Vin de France 2013-2016, 900-1,600 b). Attractive full red robe; there’s a gentle air of raspberry with trim sweetness, mulberry jam, Pez-floral sweets on the nose. The palate steps up a gear, has thrust in its red berry, raspberry fruit, busy, young tannins that prevail on the final stage, rocky fissure tones from them. This is good and frank, naked and authentic. It has character, feels hand made, This is good tack, right there. “The grapes were jolis, the vineyard in top form”, G Gilles. 14°. 1,500 b. Bottled Jan 2021. 2028-29. (July 2021)"