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Varietals: Tibouren 90%, Grenache 10%
This Cotes de Provence cuvee is made with Tibouren. After 12 to 18 months spent in 100-year old casks, the wine is bottled. It has a salmon-orange color. The nose is enchanting, warm and matures into smooth spicy aromas.
95 Points - "Planted on the hills of the Maures mountains, the average age of these well-ventilated Tibouren vines is about 20 years, on free-draining, salty clay soils located close to the sea. These factors, along with sustainable viticultural practices, enable good vine health and a fresh style. Made predominantly from the much-prized Tibouren variety, this flagship wine also contains 10% Grenache, and after fermentation and blending, it spends 12-18 months in 100-year-old casks before being bottled. Elizabeth Gabay MW: Orange. Intense fruit – dried peach, apricot and orange – some nutty oak, red berries, creamy, long, fresh mineral acidity, and a phenolic finish. More gastronomic style. Joanna Simon: Deep, yellowy hue. Spicy, oaky, dried-flower and apricot aromas with a little mineral-kerosene development. Lovely, mineral, richly textured palate but tight too with dried apricot, mineral and crystallised orange peel flavours. Long, complex, mellifluous, fresh. Rod Smith: Mid-pale orange colour. Floral and herby, with the beginnings of cumin spice and scorched citrus peel aromas. Mouthfilling and deep. Rich fruit with jasmine and baked apple. Rounded and characteristic. Some touches of oak and lees. Very fresh, long finish. Classy." - Decanter Magazine (Mar 2020)