A warm, energetic (and record-breaking) vintage is on full song here. A rich, stonefruit-led nose blossoms with white peach, gooseberry, green melon and a gentle, grassy suggestion of hay. Though carrying a little less overt oak influence than usual, it’s very well integrated, balancing tidily against a voluminous, elegant palate of pineapple, passionfruit and gooseberry. Train-track medium-plus acidity leads into a fine, long finish. Will cellar very, very well (7–8 years).
Drinking Guide: Drink now - 10 years