COLOUR: Deep crimson with purple hues.
NOSE: Aromatic blue and black fruits with liquorice notes and warm spice, supported by subtle, nutty oak.
PALATE: Layers of dark berry fruits fill the mouth, with plush, velvety tannins framing the finish and lengthening the palate.
Winter was wetter than average, helping replenish soil moisture, but from spring through to early summer it was very dry, with temperatures above average. Flowering was early and extended, with few and small bunches developing. A mini January heatwave was followed by a refreshing downpour. After this, conditions were mild, dry and ideal for ripening rich, vibrant fruit with balanced tannins.
78% was matured in seasoned and new French and American oak for twelve months.
Great with smoked duck breast with roast beetroots, or lamb loin with harissa and lentils.
Enjoyable on release, or will gain increased complexity with careful cellaring in the short to medium term.
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