Appearance: Clear, bright, deep red / purple with a crimson hue.
Nose: Strong varietal definition including blackberry and cassis fruits with well-integrated cedary oak.
Palate: Medium to full-bodied wine with typical sub district blueberry, olive, mint and spice characters. A dried herb finish is well supported by fine grainy tannins and French oak.
Cellaring: Enjoy on release or cellar for eight to ten years from release (December 2017).
"I was the odd man out with the 2015, which didn't really grab me, but this wine does. It's a younger version of the lovely 2014, with ripe but restrained blackberry fruit framed by cigarbox oak and infused with bayleaves and olives. A fine line of firm tannin shadows the wine through to the long finish; great balance and length, this wine has a big future ahead of it. If you drink it now, decant it and give it time to breathe. Real class here. 95+ points." - Kim Brebach, bestwineunder20.com, January 2018