This is Thomas Bouley’s favourite plot. “I love this vineyard,” he says. “We’re in mid-slope, and favourably exposed (facing south-east) to hasten ripening. Beautiful red soil, clay with iron. Not famous, but you have everything to make great wine here.” The vines are now 24 years old, reaching maturity, and 40% whole clusters were retained for the 2019 fermentation. Colour is bright, ruby-purple, aromas complex and fresh. Palate is solidly structured, with rich fruit density, well-rounded tannins and impressive length (for drinking 2023-2032+).