Dark and brooding. The nose is a swirl of plums, blueberries and licorice allsorts. This smells deep and rich with layers of woody spices, antique furniture and game. There’s a powerful entry to the palate. Fruit richness is tempered by the gritty tannins and the mineral acid backbone. There’s old vine concentration mixed with a meaty, gamy complexity, layered with brightness and fleshiness. This wine finishes long and powerfully.
It’s a wine that is drinking really well on release, but it’s also set for a fascinating journey over the next fifteen years and definitely a wine to be carefully cellared.