93 Point James Suckling: A wine with tension and form that delivers plenty of spicy, ripe and juicy fruit. Plums and cherries. Full body, with firm tannins and a savory finish. Offers aromas and flavors of dark and sour red cherries, spearmint, spice and oak. A velvety palate of lush, concentrated fruit balanced by a fine acidic underpinning and ripe, sweet tannins ends in a long finish. Very pretty. Best ever from here. Drink now.
Twenty- to 30-year-old vines are planted to south-facing vineyards 80 meters above sea level in volcanic soil with white sand and chalk deposits. The fruit is handpicked and the skins are gently broken. Fermentation is in stainless steel tanks and lined vats with regular punching down. A first blending of lots takes place when the wine is placed in barrique; a second at the first racking. The wines are then bottled with minimum intervention.
A superb match for full-flavored meats and game.