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Florent Lancon’s magnificent new baby…

florent2.JPGAt Domaine de la Solitude last week we were treated to a tasting of Florent Lancon’s latest creation ( following on the heels of his superb 100% Grenache special cuvee Cornelia Constanza). This time its a sublime vendange tardive dessert wine made from Roussanne , Clairette etc, a rich gold colour , honey and marmalade, held together with sufficient acidity to cleanse the palate, delicious now and with a long, long life ahead of it. Not yet on the market the wine is presently… pro tem… in a Cotes du Rhone labled 50cl bottle…..but it does have a name: Les Grains D’Eole 2006 ( Grapes of the wind God). This is a wine style you wont find anywhere else in the appellation and again demonstrates why Florent is a young wine maker to watch.

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