(2020) Beautifully fragrant, all florals and cherries, all the elegance and lift you could ask for but a sweet red fruit character beneath the smoky oak. Beautifully balanced and clean, the fruit perfectly poised between depth and crispness, the oak wonderfully integrated, and the finish so taut and precise. A fabulous wine.
(2020) Big Cabernet Franc component of 16% in this vintage, bottled just a month ago. Slightly deeper colour than the 2017, still crimson. Lovely perfume, touches of violet and kirsch again, a little bit of briar and olive, but more overtly ripe and plush than the 2017. Substantial creamy palate, a flood of fruit that is sweet, but the impression of bittersweet with the endive and liquorice bite of the tannins, a touch of roasted chestnut add great, vital acidity again. Price and stockist quoted for the previous vintage at time of review.
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