This has a lovely aromatic depth – it’s quite forward – very nice indeed. The texture is slightly cushioned but has a good acid balance. Depth of flavour and plenty of interest here. I have a preference for the 2008 I drank at home, but this is a good wine even before you see the price.
Medium colour. First there’s a hint of musky vanilla going on; as the vanilla fades to the background there a more higher-toned, almost floral aroma; finally there is a beautifully precise red berry note – who needs to drink? Clean, with a slighly cushioned texture, fine acity that enables a long line into the finish. You’ve got to search hard to find the tannin. Fresh but not overly so, this is a perfectly fresh berry for plucking right now if you so feel. Lovely, lovely wine.