With about 5% of Cabernet Franc in the field blend. A classic year in intensity, with its greater minerality and perfume than Georgias and loads of complex spiciness. Fabulous balance and elegance, with a creamy new French oak touch. Deliciously accessible now, with great cellaring ability. 15 percent alcohol/volume.
Tasting notes by Andrew Caillard, MW - 17th August 2012
Medium deep crimson purple. Fresh black fruits, dark choclate, mint, camphor aromas. Richly concentrated palate with dark cherry, mint, spicy favours and strong sinewy tannin backbone. Builds up chocolaty firm and long. Has plenty of energy and vinosity. 2018 - 2030 - 94 points
Tasting notes by Andrew Caillard, MW - 8th August 2017
Medium deep crimson. Intense chinotto, red cherry, redcurrant aromas with praline notes. fresh generous sweet fruited wine with red cherry. Kirsch like flavours, mocha, espresso oak complexity and fine slinky tannins. Finishes leafy firm with aniseed notes. Generous wine with attractive suppleness and density with quite a tannin grip. 15% Alc 92 points Now – 2030
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