Here we go again. The 2019 release of a mainstay and finally there’s a price increase. But don’t panic, it’s still at steal at $22.
Soft, comforting woody spice, ripe plum flesh, raspberry jus, cool McLaren mineral spine, a touch of coconut toast and perfumed purple florals. Still medium to full: cool, plush red fruit with steely edges, but comforting with familiarity and gentle tannins. It’s a warm hug, a set of flannel sheets on a cool night. Solid and reliable yet again.
Rating: 18/20 (92/100)
Wine sample courtesy of d’Arenberg