This superb vintage is another sommelier special - made by Christophe Pichon at his tiny vineyard in the heart of the appellation in the Northern Rhone. Drinking well but plenty of ageing potential in cellar conditions. Small yields and vines up to 55 years old are hand harvested and carefully selected for vinification. The wine spends 13 months in oak barrels - 75% in new oak and 25% in 1 year old casks.
In the glass
Glorious dark ruby colour with oak and vanilla on the nose, giving way to cassis and blueberry. Rich, savoury palate with ripe tannins. Well-balanced with a long, pleasant finish. Will continue to improve with age.