(2021) Made with 49% whole bunches. Similar colour to the 2015, slightly more on the fruit than the dry, hessian touches of the '15 aromatically. Delightful freshness and agility here, really crisp acidity surges to the front of the palate, then the tang of cherry and darker red fruits. Lots of grip here, but real elegance too. More intensity than the '15, bit it's the charm of that vintage that's its strength.
(2016) 58% Caberent Sauvignon, 15% Carmenrere, 12% Malbec, 10% Merlot, 5% Petit Verdot. 22 months in French oak, 75% new. Such a bold, solid colour. A little less developed obviously, a little tighter, but a similar overall character to the 2011, with that little graphite and floral lift and the very compact, quite muscular dense fruit concentration. Lots of sweetness on the mid palate, a really juicy but luscious black fruit confiture, the tangy acid edge and bittersweetness of cherry and plum skins coming through, finishing with a touch of spice and the juicy fruit, the oak so subtley underpinning. Note price is ex-duty and VAT.