Beautiful, nose-filling Mourvèdre fragrance, liquorice, violets and blackberries smashed together, with a back note of sweet turned earth. Full-bodied and concentrated, the acidity also is quite marked. Intense, almost too intense to drink, it's so concentrated. A highly impressive wine to taste, but the leathery tannins will take time to soften though it has the freshness to see it through. Could be very interesting when fully mature. Very hard to judge from barrel at this early stage - will it ever be truly elegant? Time will tell – either way, it certainly has a wow-factor. A single vineyard selection of about one hectare of Mourvèdre planted in 1922, now in organic conversion, very old vines on blue marls and limestone on a north-facing plot. Hand-picked, food-crushed. Wine is aged for 18 months in three very old demi-muids.