Jasper Morris – 95
Deep purple, plump very ripe nose, heady, perhaps gone a touch too far. Sweetly ripe fruit, perhaps picked one day late, but it does finish as a luscious mouthful. Loads of oak that it will live through.
Burghound – 93-96
Reduction presently renders the nose difficult to assess. On the plus side there is lovely freshness and underlying tension to the full-bodied and robust broad-shouldered flavors that are blessed with a beguiling inner mouth perfume as well as seemingly endless reserves of sappy dry extract that pushes the very firm tannic spine to the background. I very much like the balance as well as the huge length and in contrast to some of the wines in the range, this may well be approachable after only 7 to 8 years yet easily repay 20 years of bottle age, perhaps even more.