This wine soared to the top of the list in our judging, but would be at home among the upper echelons anywhere on the planet. It presents with incredible elegance, refinement, grace and power; a wine of distinct pedigree that charms with drinkability and finesse. Texture, weight, fragrance and deliciousness are all on song. It’s seamless, elegant, quietly powerful and lavished with violet floral characters, judicious woody spice, bay leaf, sea spray and dark fruits – all of it fresh and lifted. It’s succulent and tense, with silky, fluid tannins and exceptional length and fine mineral characters pulling into the distance. Stupendous.