Harvested on the 17th and 20th of February, traditionally processed with open fermentation and basket pressing in our 1928 press. The wine then matured for 23 months in American and French oak. The block 11 component was fermented and matured in a large French oak foudre (holding 5400L). Bottling took place in March 2018.
The moisture depleted sub-soils soaked up the rain and canopies were freshened while also filling out berry sizes. The final ripening period consisted of mild day time temperatures and cool nights, ideal for full flavour development.
Colour: Deep ruby
Nose: Alluring notes of smoky chacuterie, mocha, blackberry and dried herbs followed by a hint of cedar.
Palate: The palate is dense and concentrated. Lashings of rich dark berry fruits, marzipan and underlying earthiness. Followed by fine chocolate like tannins on the finish. A full flavoured wine with plenty of class!!
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