This is incredibly fresh for a 2017 with a well-executed, reductive edge; it opens with rosemary, thyme and tea leaves, before moving through blackcurrants, dark cherries, brambleberries, ash, tobacco and citrus. Dense, full-bodied and very chewy, this remains incredulously fine and elegant. Robust and enveloping tannins coat the mouth and mold the wild fruit into a sleek, pliable package. Finally, a string of refreshing acidity lifts the finish long and complex.
|Alcohol Content||14 %|
|Service temperatures||16/18 °C|
|Ideal moments||Dinner with friends, Special event|
|Scoring||Robert Parker 95, James Suckling 97|
|Wine Style||Wines / Red / Merlot|