(2017) Only 1760 bottles of this wine were released (this was bottle 1749), a decade on from its first release. It's an almost-all Merlot Bordeaux blend, an homage to the great 'Right Bank' clarets, and though big-scaled (as are many St Emilions and Pomerols) it is an extremely credible effort: smoky, cedary and with a fudge-like depth, warm autumn and summer berry fruits flood the nose, a touch of graphite, before a chocolate-infused palate that also has grip and tension, thanks to a plum-skin bittersweetness to the fruit and plenty of fruit and oak tannins. Sumptuous. Price and stockist quoted is for the 2012 vintage at time of review.