(2021) A wine from a single vineyard block, matured for nine months in larger 350- and 500-litre barrels, all 100% new French oak. Lean soils are credited with producing small, compact and intensely flaboured. More obvious oak here, but it is of lovely quality, creamy and biscuity/toasty, with coffee depth. The fruit bursts through on the palate, really pushing that creamy and toasty character into the background. Very intense and concentrated, it really does have drive: a great acid line here, scything through the richness and fat of the fruit on the mid-palate. Excellent length and intrinsic quality through to the finish.
(2016) Beautifully Grand Cru Chablis-like, with so much racing sea shell freshnes and flinty complexity, nuttiness and pristine orchard fruit. The palate has that wonderful juiciness with lime-like purity and a line of shimmering length. So poised and elegantly tapering, the almondy creaminess adding layers of texture.