Vinous – 90
Good full yellow. Extroverted aromas of sweet spices, dark plum, ripe pear, dark berries and guava. Very ripe and dense, with a chunky mouthfeel and not especially loaded with acidity, but a saline element contributes to the wine’s tactile texture and adds life. Made from a plot of flatland vines located right behind Deiss winery that looks like a scene from the Graves Bordeaux (it’s mostly Quaternary gravel soil with clay and river rocks). Wines from this site often have a dark fruit quality and are never especially high in acidity.
Anticipated maturity: 2019-2023