Fleshy and alluring, with delicious layers of crushed plum, anise, blackberry and black tea character, laced with graphite and espresso. Nicely integrated and very fresh despite the dark fruit profile. The long finish picks up a twinge of mesquite. Syrah, Grenache and Viognier.
Author: James Molesworth
Wine Advocate | Rating: 94
Moving to the reds and a perfumed, lightly textured and elegant effort, the 2007 Heloise is 60% Syrah, 37% Grenache and the balance Viognier, that's vinified separately before blending prior to bottling. Fresh and complex, with vibrant black and blue fruits, violets and spice, this medium to full-bodied 2007 builds in the glass and is seamlessly textured and never puts a foot wrong. Still youthful, it should shine through 2019 or more.