(2021) Apparently there's a little bit of Malbec in the blend here, which perhaps adds just a hint of more black fruit to the otherwise buoyant, juicy red berry aromas and flavours, a pastille quality to the character, the nose all about the fruit with just a background whisper of vanillin oak. In the mouth the fruit surges forward again, very sweet, smooth and juicy, quite chocolaty, with a bite of more tart raspberry to the acidity. So fruit-filled, but with a bit of heft and 14% alcohol to give it red meat, or even curry-matching credentials.
(2014) Quite a cool, youthful character, with a certain kirsch and Bazooka Joe buoyancy (readers aged under 40 pease consult an elder). But then the enveloping ripeness and plush texture and sweetness of the fruit on the palate comes through, the tannins firm, fine and adding a drying precision, the acidity balanced and fairly soft, to give this tang and a certain gravitas.