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The drought wines had all potential to be overblown, over-tannic, over ripe monsters. Considering the extreme conditions, the wine is very well balanced, highlighting again that this is a great site. A typical yummy, sweet red berries and spices Georgias; bigger in mouthfeel than the 01 or 02. The volume is down substantially. Drink now to 20 years, maybe more. 15 percent alcohol/volume.
Tasting notes by Andrew Caillard, MW - August 2007
Deep colour. Intense dark cherry/ chocolate/ graphite aromas. Immensely concentrated almond soupy wine with deep set dark cherry/ aniseed flavours, savoury oak and briary dry tannins. Plenty of flavour length and fruit sweetness. A wine with tremendous fruit volume and weight. Needs time to unpack. 2012-2028. 90+ points
Tasting notes by Andrew Caillard, MW - 17th August 2012
Medium deep crimson. Intense dark berry, espresso, herb garden aromas. Palate is bouyant and fresh with plenty of sweet fruit, savoury loose knit but plentiful tannins, and prominent malty vanilla notes. Finishes chocolaty, malty and long. Nice to drink now but also give some time. Quite fractured, 2014 - 2025 - 91 points
Tasting notes by Andrew Caillard, MW - 8th August 2017
Medium deep colour. Developed tobacco redcurrant carob aromas with earthy nuances. Complex wine with redcurrant earthy, soy, tobacco flavours, fine looseknit gritty tannins and pronounced acidity. Some silage-like notes. 15% Alc 87 points Now – 2025