(2020) A Sauvignon Blanc that marches to a different beat, fruit is hand-picked, whole bunch pressed and fermented and aged in older French oak barrels for 18 months. Grapefruit and nutty, almondy oak combine, along with a ripe orchard fruit character. In the mouth lovely juiciness and thrust, the pithy, mineral freshness of the acidity, a touch of flint, and squeeze of citrus to finish.
(2012) Attractively pale, Provence colour. Very delicate raspberry and redcurrant aromas, touch of mealiness, touch of briar. The palate has good weight and texture, and a mice creamy edge to the summer fruits, but good, clean, herby acidity.
(2012) Eleven growers contribute premium Syrah, Cabernet Sauvignon, Marselan and Merlot. All low yields, from 20hl/ha for the Syrah to 50hl/ha for the Marselan. Lots of cedary, sandalwood oak, deep and vinous, with copious cassis and fleshy plum on nose and palate. There is a juiciness to this, the tannins, char and enough acid to give and edge to the sweet, full and chunky fruit. Slightly too much resinous oak for me, but impressive and layered stuff.