95 BB 95 MG 95 SH 96


£30-£39 As­set, Corks Out, Field & Fawcett, High­bury Vint­ners, Noel Young Set up by Agri­cola San Felice in 1980, and lo­cated on the south­west­ern edges of the ap­pel­la­tion, this 65ha es­tate de­votes 20ha to its vine­yards. The ter­roir is a mix of soils: cal­care­ous, clay and al­lu­vial, cre­at­ing a bal­ance of power, soft­ness and el­e­gance. The wine is aged for three years in Slavo­nian oak casks and 500-litre ton­neaux.

BB Com­plex, cigar-box aro­mas ac­com­pa­nied by notes of morello cher­ries, wet stones and Mediter­ranean herbs. Fairly devel­oped palate of sweet black fruit fer­ried by big, firm tan­nins to a long, clean fin­ish.

MG Warm and edgy, charred spice and men­thol nose, fol­lowed by a full, ripe, juicy palate and con­cen­trated black pep­per and rasp­berry fruit.

SH An im­me­di­ately ap­peal­ing, en­tic­ing nose of cherry fruit and sweet spice char­ac­ter. Love the bal­ance and har­mony here, even if it is a slightly lighter style over­all.

Drink 2021-2029 Alc 14%

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