Tasting notes by Andrew Caillard, MW - August 2007
Deep colour. Intense aniseed/ dark cherry/ aniseed aromas. Classical wine with dark cherry/ aniseed flavours, fine chalky/ slinky tannins and underlying savoury malt oak. Finishes very firm and tight but excellent fruit length and power. Still very elemental but plenty of energy and life for long term ageing. 2012-2030. 93 points.
Tasting notes by Andrew Caillard, MW - 17th August 2012
Medium deep colour. Fresh intense black cherry, pepper, aniseed, espresso aromas. Rich generously proportioned with deep set black cherry, musky plum, liquorice, pepper flavours, plentiful chocolaty, graphite tannins and ginger vanilla notes. Finishes grippy firm but long and flavourful. Bloody nice wine. Keep for a while. 2015 - 2030 - 95 points
Tasting notes by Andrew Caillard, MW - 8th August 2017
Medium deep crimson. Fragrant wine with lifted red currant, mocha aromas and sage/ bay leaf/mint notes. Generous sweet inky red currant, dark cherry flavours, with bay leaf notes and mocha oak complexity, chocolaty textures and fresh long mineral acidity. Well concentrated and fruit sweet wine with attractive density and structure. 15% Alc 94+ points – Now – 2030