Texture is the hook here. Seven months in old French barriques, partial malo and lees stirring lend a yielding, creamy overlay to fine acidity. Grassy as much as herbaceous. A light whiff of smoke and vanilla. Runs the full spectrum flavour wise. Lemon curd and citrus to tropical insinuations; dragon fruit, gooseberry and understated Bethonga pineapple. Tannin is well judged and exhibits elegance. A touch of cleansing granitic minerality refreshes on the back-palate. Intelligently put together.
91 :: Jeremy Pringle :: winewilleatitself.com :: June 2014