(2009) A little sulphur, then a slightly bracken quality and nice red fruit. On the palate it has nice silky texture and smoothness, with a creamy strawberry fruit and comes through with good balance and enough grip to add some drama and interest.
(2009) Nice creamy oak, with a touch of briar and good raspberry and strawberry fruit. The palate is smooth, creamy and juicy, with plenty of ripe, red berry fruits but again the structure is subtle but there, adding some grip and freshness with good acidity.
(2009) Has that schisty, dry, cherry and slightly liquoricy quality. Lovely clean and ripe fruit. The palate has that backstop of liquorice and dark, edgy tannin, but the cherry and plum fruit fills in. Good balance and a nice, long finish.
(2009) This has a nice peppery, black fruited Syrah character, with plenty of juicy fruit on the palate, but there's a nice stripe of tannin and lovely chocolaty richness that fills in on the finish. Long and savoury, and showing some real character.
(2009) Very careful grape selection. A little herbal lift to this, with good black fruit coming through and cedary notes. The palate has lovely cherry fruit and a creaminess and dense quality with really good tannins, a touch of fudge and a dense finish.
(2009) Amarone style, with canes cut and grapes left to dry on the vine. Currant, prune and raspberry notes, very Amarone style. The palate has good fruit - lovely silky chocolate and that bite of cherry into a powerful but coffee-ish finish. Fabulous and crazy.