A cracking wine showing a range of aromas and flavours from grassy-green through to ripe granadilla with bright but not harsh acidity. Pure fruited and not as “nervy” as I suspect it was on release.
It rated 5 Stars in Platter’s 2010, where it got this rather fanciful description: “Minerality is the seam binding in [this wine] binding it together, but the nuances enthrall: oyster shell, crushed leaves, the list goes on. Poised & toned, with unwavering length”.
Have to confess I find the use of “minerality” as a wine descriptor particularly irksome. I’m prepared to accept other tasters using it when they are referring to the sensation similar to “sucking on a pebble after a long route march” but beyond that not very helpful, just like “flinty”, “chalky” and “gravelly” are not very helpful. If you’ve been eating dirt too often, you’ve got a problem.