Deep fragrant lifted nose, scented sweet and savoury spices (vanilla, roasted cloves), with lovely peppered cured meat and roasted blackberry fruit tones. Spicy forest fruits, and a more savoury grilled meat and thyme notes on the palate intertwine with long, fine, silky tannins, the texture of the wine really stands out. The purity and spectrum of fruit is also noticeable from roasted strawberry, blueberry, black berry fruit with floral violets, lavender and liquorice notes. The balance is exceptional. Vibrant, fresh and an energised pulse on the finish with the delineated fruit flavours lingering long on the palate.
FINE+RARE, (2016 vintage~ bottle tasted July 2020) Drinking window 2021-2035
Syrah / Grenache / Carignan
Vintage : 2018
Selected grapes are destemmed and vinified separately. Alcoholic fermentation in concrete tank over 4 weeks. After malolactic grapes and blended and aged for 18m in 30% new French oak barrels and the balance in 2 season old barrels. After a light filtration, wine is bottled to a descending moon, for stability, with minimal added sulphur for freshness and to protect the wine.