Tasting Note – August 2020
Colour: Dark purple with brooding vibrancy.
Nose: Darker briary, mulberry and dark cherry with slight forest floor and cedar oak note.
Palate: Full fruit, strong savoury tannin show dustiness and oak but meld into the dark fruit core. Touch of cola/liquorice and fine grain tannin.
Potential: This vintage has very long term potential for aging (20+ years) given its lower pH. Sealed under DIAM5 cork. Decant on opening and allow to breathe for a hour or two.
Foods: King Henry (very thick rib eye) or sous vide Hangar Steak, .
Technical: 14.1% alc., pH 3.46, TA 6.3
Bottles produced: 1385 and 12 double magnums
Vintage: 2018 was a warm, high quality vintage. These vines were 108 years old.
Winemaking by Nick Haselgrove