(2021) From Dugat's sustainably farmed vineyards on clay and limestone soils, there is a very gentle fermentatin and ageing for around 18 months in barrels, around half of which were new. Gorgeous colour, pale and transulscent garnet with a broad rim of brick, the nose suffused with sweet damp forest floor and gentle coffee and tobacco leaf, a soft pulpy red fruit too, fragrant hints of anise and violet. In the mouth it is medium-bodied and has a silkiness, the tannins resolved and the cherry-pit acidity giving very nice freshness. Fruit at first appeared faded, but still sweet and most importantly, still there, but seemed to gain weight in the glass giving this immense drinkability, a medium to long finish and hugely enjoyable. Recent vintages cost around £80 per bottle.