The nose shows tropical fruit, blossom and honey. The taste is round and slightly greasy, dominated by yellow-orange fruit (peach). The middle is twofold: a slim posture with minerals, citrus bitters and lively acids. Followed by buttery, honey tones and orange marmalade. The finish is well-balanced and powerful, with mild tannin; holds well. Decant for the coming two years. A wine to pair with food; goes well with white and red coated cheeses. [November 2018]
Julien Pilon: “Avec un nez d’une très belle richesse aromatique dominée par des notes florales et miellées, la bouche, d’un beau volume, a su garder de la tension avec une belle texture. De petits amers permettent de conserver une grande longueur.”
John Livingston / drinkrhone.com: “Exotic fruits such as pineapple, along with peach airs circulate on the bouquet, ripe fruit on the agenda, light orange blossom. The palate has a buttery, immediate debut, comes with a soft, plump composition, is sealed together, not really out. There’s an underlying Marsanne nuttiness lining the palate as a couch. The aftertaste is tangy, spice and nougat there. It holds comfortable content, but is a little one-paced. The length is fair. It’s a bit musky. Decanting OK for it. [December 2018]
Wine Spectator: “This has definitely become a domaine to watch. The wines are very much in the image of the vigneron too – understated, stylish and relying more on nuance than overt power”.