FREE LOCAL DELIVERY & 15% OFF 12 BOTTLES OR MORE OF WINE (NOT ALREADY ON SALE)!
Purchased grapes from the equivalent of one hectare. The rows come down from the forest, so can be picked a bit later. Huge gorgeous purple colour, with a massive intensity of fruit to go with. Black fruit notes, good tannins here, optimum ripeness, the stems add a little tingle, very long, a bit more robust than chez Rousseau, but really very fine.
With fruit sourced from Damoy, the ferment includes about one-third whole clusters and the ageing is done in 50% new oak. The wine is very precise, with a beautiful expression of ripe black cherry fruit, smoke, earth and exotic spices. On the palate, the wine is silky yet intense, with enough structure and extract to age gracefully for decades. (Drink between 2024-2049)
Here too there is just enough wood present to remark upon mingling with the equally spicy nose that features notes of plum, various dark berries, exotic tea and hints of game. The sleek, cool and restrained larger-scaled flavors are finer still while flashing no lack of power and drive that really builds toward the intensely saline-suffused finish. This is very classy juice that should age effortlessly for the next two decades.