(2020) A very pale, inviting colour, fine and aromatic, some floral character to the ripe but subtle red fruits, hints of fudge and chocolate way in the background. The palate has juiciness to spare: a cherry ripe but tart fruit that is balanced and attractive, a nice dry, cherry pit acidity and smooth tannins complete and fine picture. From Bannockburn. No UK distribution at time of review.
(2020) Youthful colour, nicely aromatic, a little briar and woodsmoke, a hint of truffle, and a hint of minerality too. Balanced and pure, there’s a little endive/liquorice note that adds a nicely bitter counterpoint to the sweet fruit, the tannins and acids balanced into a spicy fruit finish. Price and stockist for the previous vintage at time of review.
(2020) Mostly from Alexandra fruit, this has a pale, soft colour, lots of coffee and cream here, mellow and attractive with its truffle character. Juicy red fruits, a touch of red plum, and again that attractive oak nicely balanced in the finish with good acidity and supple tannins. Open and generous, for drinking now. No UK distribution at time of review.
(2020) From Bannockburn, youthful cerise colour. Quite smoky, a touch of reduction blows off. Nutty and supple fruit beneath, a little hint of woodsmoke and roasting embers but good, nutty and dry fruit comes through, tight tannins and acid structure, Somthing nicely herbal about this, giving edge and freshness to the fruit.
(2020) Cherries and clove in abundance, a pulpy strawberry touch and also a little herbal and briar note that is balancing and pleasing. Long, fruity, but with that little development time in bottle adding spice and chocolate depth. No UK retail stockists listed at time of review.
(2020) Lots of dry twigs and cranberries here, more herbal character, but very good red fruit. Cool, juicy red berries, and again the chocolate tannins show through. Long. No UK retail stockists listed at time of review.
(2020) Sister to the Pot de Fleur, but this time fruit 100% destemmed and made from a mix of Pinot clones, spending nine months in barrel, with "no additions whatsoever," according to Rosie. Very pleasing, perfumed nose, some old roses and cherry and raspberry fruit, a nice bitter edge of chicory, quite mouthwatering, with firm tannins and juicy acids.
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