Veritas Imports, Glendale CA.
Ten years on.
Emerald. A creaminess of texture that comes from a high proportion of millerandé berries. Boasts superb animation for its size. Gleaming fruit-salt interplay, water crowfoot and urchin roe and the finish displays innate command. Now – 2023+.
Five years on.
Emerald. At once geologic, oceanic and adamantine. Unshakeable in his composure and entirely convinced (and convincing!) in its Kimmeridgian self-belief. For a wine that is 20% barrel-fermented this offers none of wood’s accessibility. Acidity equipped with after-burners and a minerality that hisses. This is vibrative architecture in hyper-motion: it adamantly dismisses any discussion of fruit character for a future date and time. Respect his wishes. From 2018.