(2017) More developed toast and nuttiness than the 2012, cashew again, lime and hints of more tropical fruit. Great concentration on the palate, such a tight, intense thrust of lime acidity and burst of orange-bright fruit, again just touching on more tropical, guava-like notes, but the tension of the acidity reins that in beautifully.
(2014) Rebon is a vineyard in La Consulta in the Uco Valley, a cooler site at 1150 metres with 30-year-old vineyards. Paul says that the Marchiori site is a little warmer, but also older with 55-year-old vines - both planted on their own roots and both flood irrigated. Delicious lift and vibrancy to both the purple colour and the aromatics. Such exquisite fruit, all finesse and sweetness, a hugely pure redcurrant-flecked, dry, cocoa-dusted cherry, but has grip and a touch of alcoholic weight. Really very good balance and elegance, even despite the very high alcohol declared on the label at 15.5%. The grapes reach full maturity and full ripeness according to Paul, and whilst he believes a wine is all about ultimate balance, he is very much aware of the issues around high alcohols.