(2020) Deep, dark, sleek and sophisticated, this blend of Cabernet Sauvignon and Syrah with a splash of Mourvèdre was fermented in oak vats and spent a year in Alliers oak barriques. The nose has a pleasing hint of rosemary and thyme, but is mostly about black fruit and a sheen of polished oak. In the mouth plenty of juicy dark fruit, edges with bittersweet cocoa and damson plum skins, the tannins fine but persistent. It's a big mouthful of wine, but has elegance too and, I would guess, several years of cellaring potential. A 10% discount on buying six bottles brings the price down to £18.90.