Intriguing wine this. A real slow-burner. Produced from a single vineyard high in the Pyrenees and has a real handmade feel to it.
Lots of pepper, a dash of pastrami and loads of blueberry on nose and palate of this mid-weight red, capped off with beautiful fine and grippy tannins. Not all that sweet but berried and lively – a real cool clime style, with plenty of fine acid to finish.
I tasted this over about 2 hours and it was only beginning to unfurl at the end, looking better every moment. Lovely balance between blueberry (some whole berry fermentation here?) and white pepper fruit characters, fine tannins and clean acidity.
Tasted: July 2014
Score: 18/20, 93/100?
Would I buy it? I’d buy a bottle off a list in about two years time. Would need a good decant now otherwise.
Buy online: Quartz Hill Wines