Intense deep red colour with black layer.
On the nose, intense and complex aroma of preserved red fruit combined with toasts and spices.
In the mouth it is soft and oily, with good structure.
Intense flavour of red fruit, spices and toasts from the oak.
Long and pleasant finish.
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Very fresh and with great volume, syrupy and delicate, with a delicious balance of acidity and sweetness, long persistence and elegance. White fruits, flowers and fresh citrus, with notes of dried fruit such as toasted hazelnuts.
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With Syrah to the fore, this is full of berry fruit, violet, liquorice, and spices.
It has a generous, rounded palate and a long, elegant finish.
The fruit for Saint-Esprit comes from a small valley in the northern Ardeche, to the west of the river Rhone. The vineyards are south-facing granite, and hence particularly well suited to Syrah, as well as naturally low-yielding.
The grapes were destemmed and then fermented for fifteen days in closed vats, with daily pumping over; temperature was limited to 28-30°C. Malolactic took place in stainless steel, and then thirty percent of the wine was racked to oak barrels...
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