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      Tasting Notes and Description
      Les Genoux is less intensely coloured than the regular cuveé, as it contains 10-15% white and pink grapes.

      The nose is more complex that our main wine and is more perfumed, spicy and delicate. This year's use of a brand new 'Icone' barrel - Seguin Moreau's top-of-the-range longer-seasoned French oak has imparted a rich, generous vanilla-y nose, that almost resembles a Rioja Reserva but we still find the same layers of raspberry and wild strawberry, with wafts of rosemary and fennel. There's also hints of slatey minerals and even a note of iodine.

      Initially soft, and quite shy the palate slowly unveils an array of delicate red fruits like wild strawberries and red fruit pastilles. The gentle vanillas, and subtle seasoned oak cushion a delicate almost Pinot/Tempranillo fruit, and echoes of garrigue herbs and fennel keep intriguing a palate of surprising length and complexity.

      "Single-vineyard field blend of Grenache and Carignan with 10–15% Grenache Gris and Grenache Blanc.
      Beautifully pure blueberry fruit, gorgeous sweet fruit, dark chocolate, mint and herbs – this is sheer class, and has so much complexity and purity. Reminds me a bit of top-end Zinfandel in the fruit style, albeit in a much more savoury package. Drink 2021 - 2034."
      17.5+ points.
      (Richard Hemming, JR Purple Pages, July 2021)

      " 70% Grenache, 20% Carignan, 5% Grenache Gris, 5% Grenache Blanc. 1,064 bottles made.
      Violet and sweet spices, Turkish delight. A wine that turned more and more peppery in the glass, without losing an ounce of its succulent juiciness. 'Squelchy with deliciousness', I scrawled, 'Demanding to be drunk now. The tannins are unspeakably fine.' Like the wine as a whole. It's as if Howard-Sneyd has bottled the soul of Roussillon. Drink to 2034."
      18 points.
      Tamlyn Currin, (July 2023)
      Grape Variety
      Carignan, Grenache, Grenache Blanc, Grenache Gris
      Sub Region
      Cotes du Roussillon
      Body Style
      Medium Bodied Red
      Organic Principles

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