(2021) Merlot makes up 8% of the blend here, with nine months of barrel maturation for around 30% of the blend, then separate parcels blended for further maturation in Bordeaux-coopered barriques. It spent twenty months in total in oak. Seeply coloured and relatively youthful, there's a real cassis lift to this, flirting with floral, and lightly herbaceous, perhaps green olive aromas. It certainly has a cool climate feel to it. On the palate it is cool and assured, that savoury but also sweet-edged fruit nicely defined by acidity and gentle, tugging tannins. There is juiciness here, though it finishes quite dry. Probably for drinking over the next 5 years.