Hand-picked, destemmed and crushed, open-fermented, twice-daily hand-plunging, gravity-filled to two Bordeaux-shaped barrels, one new for 18 months maturation. Restored my sanity after tasting a long string of miserable, green merlots and cabernets. Every aspect of this wine from vineyard to bottle is faultless, encouraging repeated visits to the glass making sure it is as good as it is. There is a cavalcade of perfectly ripe blue and black fruits running between rounded tannins, touches of leaf, herb and olive tapenade. Perfect balance at this stage is a rare thing with cabernet.
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