The weather conditions were quite diverse but the wines had very impressive colour and good fruit. A lot of rain in January and February, followed by a cold and dry March. The weather started to warm up in April, favouring good flowering, fruit set and grape ripening. Rain in August and at the beginning of September, but the harvest was made under dry and very hot weather conditions with the temperature reaching 45 degrees celcius in certain areas, Very mature wines. Quite deep in colour with a spicy lifted cedar and more pungent methi nose. In the mouth it’s creamy with a round, sweet palate and broad, quite firm tannins. A burnish of wood lends a nuttiness to its clove, aniseed and liquorice accented finish.
-- Sarah Ahmed, thewinedetective.co.uk, 2014