Complex, developing bouquet with aromas of preserved lemon and quince, peaches and apples, a core of stony minerality, layers of lees spice and a completeness. Equally complex on the palate, calm and confident, balanced and still fresh. Flavours reflect the nose with preserved citrus, apple and stone fruit highlights. The lees and acidity along with barrel ageing give this wine a fresh silky texture and lengthy finish. Balanced and ready, complex and long. Drink now and through 2024+.
The winery’s seductive flagship sauvignon, which has a cult following, comes from one vineyard block and is fermented and aged in barrel. It’s powerful and richly textured, and it ages brilliantly, as I learned when I tasted vintages going back to 2004.