(2021) Very dark and vivid crimson, but also semi-transparent, and such a refined perfume.There is a suggestion of smoky mineral and light ashiness, lots of refined spice and there is an ethereal, delicate perfume that is hard to pin down. The palate has a fabulous thrust of juiciness and mouth-watering acidity, scything through the flesh of the fruit. There’s a little coffee too, but the outstanding energy of this wine drives to a fabulous finish. At the moment the retail stockists I can find only have double magnums (four-bottle equivalent) available at around £2,500 - £3,000.
(2021) Youthful crimson, with firm, spice and briar notes, cherry skins and some meatiness, but lots of those woodland notes then florals pushing through with some swirling. Such a delicious palate, so tangy and vibrant, the energy here rising off the already lofty scale of this terroir, the fruit almost luscious, fleshy, but then dramatically tensioned by firm, grippy and fresh tannins and acids. Thrilling and wth potential still.