Cask sample. Super-scented with red fruit. Lively, scented on the palate, elegant. So deliciously fragrant. A touch more savoury/reductive character on the palate. Extremely fine texture and impressive persistence. (JH)
Anticipated maturity: 2019-2027
Healthy dark red. Aromas of black cherry, black raspberry, licorice, rock and game are slightly wild in an enticing way. At once rich and juicy in the mouth, with firm acidity giving the black fruit flavors a penetrating quality for the vintage. Comes across as clearly more tannic than the 2016 version but with plenty of buffering material. This very concentrated village offering finishes with surprising length and firm mineral-driven acidity, and may be in the process of shutting down in bottle.