This is a biggun.
Big, slick and ultra ripe with much of everything – black and blue fruit, sweet vanilla oak and raw tannins to finish.
It’s a wine of impact, black fruit and alcohol, bult in a style that is unquestioning in its super smooth intensity, but also firm, boozy and anything but graceful, lacking some of the composure that the 2012 was blessed with.
I can appreciate the grandiose style, but don’t think I could drink more than a glass of this.
Still, patience will be richly rewarded…
Tasted: September 2014
Score: 17/20, 90/100+
Would I buy it? Not yet.
Buy online: Hither & Yon website