Bright red/purple in the glass, the aromas show gorgeous purity with a vibrant, perfumed aspect which draws you into the glass. Plum, blueberry, blackberry and the higher tones of mulberry and cranberry all come into focus. There are hints of spice, licorice, earth, jasmine, hoi sin and beautifully judged vanillin French oak. While the aromatic profile is enchanting, it is in the mouth that the wine impresses most, with a bright, floral-flecked fruit entry, great clarity and detail, enviable fruit purity and a bright, mineral drive across the palate.There is a spacious feel to the wine’s shape but the underlying fruit is gorgeously ripe and opulent, never feeling heavy or laboured on the palate, brisk and pulsating with energy. The finish lingers persistently with dark fruit flavours, jasmine, spice and ripe, fine tannin with bright acidity. An exciting new wine.
~ Dave Brookes