A highly attractive wine, showing soft floral aromatics and finely-expressed black cherry fruits, nicely defined. The constraints of the vintage see a little dilution through the mid-palate but it has been extremely well handled, with a careful delivery, although it lacks reach. For medium-term drinking.
Tight and lightly chewy with pretty dark fruit, stone and real terroir character. Firm and silky. Very pretty. Better than 2016?