A superbly priced Graves that's been flying off the shelves since it arrived. Deep ruby in colour, the nose is serious and complex, with lots of dark berry fruit, tobacco, oak and spice showing. On the palate, you get ripe dark fruit - blackcurrant, plum, damson - alongside notes of creamy new oak, tobacco, dark chocolate and graphite. It's quite an extracted style but very well balanced with good acidity and firm but ripe tannins. Also a nice mineral edge to the wine and a good length of finish.
SC Rating - OUTSTANDING (Mike)