With this wine, Hecht and Bannier want a "silky" quality, so the grapes are chosen carefully, not over-extracted during winemaking and the oak aging is very conservative. The goal is a wine with harmony and crispness.
Blend: 80% Syrah, 10% Carignan, 10% Grenache
"Mint, marjoram, rosemary, roasted meats, and black fruit compote are liberally doled out to the nose and palate from Hecht and Bannier’s 2006 Minervois, which favors overwhelmingly Syrah, plus some Grenache and scarcely any Carignan or Mourvedre. A welcome fresh, subtly tart juiciness (reflecting the vintage’s relatively high acidity) builds in the finish, while vivid notes of charred meat and wood smoke add to the fascination and overall enticement of a wine that should be worth following for four or more years."
The Wine Advocate