The nose is layered with red, blue and black berry fruits and rounded out by brambly blackcurrant and a touch of charred oak. The palate is fruit forward, supple in the mid and finishes with long soft tannins. Aging in 25% new French oak adds a sweet lick of vanilla to the finish.
An early bud break, one of the longest flowering periods in years, and a long growing season produced a vintage that shines in quality. Spring started fast and an early bloom was met with a dip in temperature, which slowed the development and reduced yields. The result was a small crop of extremely well-concentrated fruit that ripened fully and slowly.