(2016) The vines here are exactly 80 years old in this vintage. The warm vintage meant it was quite difficult to balance these old vines with their deep roots and low yields, but they harvested a little bit early. 25% or so vinified in big barrels (600-litre). Lovely creaminess and gentle oak influence on this, with nuts and a touch of honey, and an orangey tone to the fruit. The palate has a lovely clarity, a fresh cut apple and lemon freshness, gentle oak giving just a touch of creamy texture and flavour, and a pure acidity, some saline notes and pithy lemon.