A smell of little (forest) berries, green pepper and violin. The taste is pure and energetic, showing plenty of berry juice and mineral. The middle is muscular and shows an attractive tension. The tannins are smooth but present. The wine is overwhelming fruity and deep at this stage and needs 1-2 years to broaden out. Partly because of the acidity, I cherish her and allow her time to further develop. Decant and drink with a nice piece of beef. [January 2018]
Due to the difference in terroir (granite, more altitude and surrounded by forest), this syrah is smoother and warmer compared to the Texier’s Brézème.