Bernard began picking on 30th September so 2013 was effectively an October harvest. The year began with a poor spring, but a decent summer, including September, has enabled the vintage to come out well in the end. Bernard compares the style to 2010, lots of concentration but very closed in youth.
Chiroubles, La Scandaleuse is the new name for the former Côte Rôtie cuvée, after the Rhone appellation complained. Lovely purple colour, tightly knit, very engaging with deep raspberry fruit. Some pepper too, extremely good, a lovely wealth of fruit on the palate and an excellent perfumed finish. Drink 2014-2016