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“3rd leaf Syrah from Côte-Rôtie, and Syrah (late 1980s) from the plain near the Rhône, from Tupin, from 0.87 ha ex-C Facchin at Vérin (1999-2000), total vineyard source about 1.5 hectare, destemmed, 20-22 day vinification, pumping overs, some cap punching (submerged cap until 2009), aged 5-6 year 228-litre &500-litre oak casks 12-14 months, fined, filtered, “chasseurs (hunters) like it for their morning snack”, two bottlings, 10,000 b up from 4-7,000 b” JLL general info on the cuvée
“bottled four weeks ago: red robe. The nose is peppery, has a springy red cherry aroma, a murmur of violets, rose-hip and licorice. The palate offers licorice, spice, black fruits with charm, clarity, are very pure. I like the fruit; this does very well, is very drinkable and juicy, the finale fine. It is very refreshing, well juiced, w.o.w. wine, with powdery tannins well present. It will also be good served lightly chilled. 12.5°. This had a one-off new 500-litre oak cask used. To 2020 July 2017” 3.5 stars, John Livingstone Learmonth