97% Syrah, 3% Viognier. Aged for 26 months in new 228-litre barrels. Cask sample.
Tasted blind. Cedar-led nose from generous oaking, with pepper and violet notes. There is good deep fruit underneath the oaky cloak, cool blue fruit and plummy notes with a saddle-leather and pepper snap. Needs to be left for a few years to integrate the oak, but there is lots to look forward to here. Drink: 2024-2035

17.5+/20 points | Jeb Dunnuck, jebdunnuck.com

La Brocarde is a locality of the appellation located in Côte-Brune. The classic steep hillside of La Brocarde is composed of clay and iron oxide along with granite, mica, schist rock and limestone soils giving this wine a dark and tannic profile. A blend of Syrah (97%) and Viognier (3%), La Brocarde undergoes fermentation in temperature controlled stainless steel tanks before going into new french barriques for 26 months. Only 200 dozen bottles produced.


Grape Variety Syrah / Shiraz (97%) & Viognier (3%)
Closure Cork
Bottle Size 750ml
Brand Christophe Billon
SKU BI3519