“This is a magnificent wine from the famous 2002 vintage.
Lovely lemon blossom, lily of the valley and stephanotis greet the nose and gently leads to a palate of fleshy white peaches & nectarine, new season strawberry, raspberry, caramelised apple and orange citrus. The fruit is all wrapped in a veil of crème anglaise & lemon sherbet interspersed with slivers of macadamia & cashew nuts wrapped in honey, layers of nougat, grated cinnamon, hints of mineral and a shower of powdery chalk. There is a great layer of mushroom cream and melted butter on toast which gives a rich voluptuous intensity.
The wine is very poised & harmonious - has glorious autolysis, class, finesse, and yet underlying strength and complexity, with caressing silky structure - all in perfect harmony.” – Bernadette O’Shea