Platter * * * * – Ripe Cassis of upbeat, fruit-driven 2014 has wood in good support (30% new, 18 months); juicy & flavourful without leafy nuance.
Dark ruby red. Prune and cherry aromas followed by cigar box and dark chocolate with whiffs of delicate vanilla oak. Full-bodied with a good tannic structure and a long finish with ample cherry and pine needle characters. Ready to drink now, this wine will reach its full potential with cellaring for a further 8 to 10 years.
Excellent enjoyed on its own or served with red meat dishes and hard, mature yellow cheeses.