The Finest Fifty 2022, Matthew Jukes, www.matthewjukes.com, 11th Jan 2023
Blend – 91% Merlot, 6% Cabernet Franc, 3% Petit Verdot. What a wine! The volume of fruit and the amplitude of flavour both start off on maximum impact and then they don’t drop in the slightest until the very end of the finish. This wine is packed with incredible energy and this force of character and flavour is breath-taking. The length is amazing and the whole experience shows that this label is on top form in 2018. Spectacular, awesome length and truly brilliant. I tasted a roomful of 2018s and this was one of the wines of the day.
18.5+/20 (Drink 2025 – 2045)