Lifted strawberry and crushed berry fruits with a touch of earthiness precede a generous but well balanced fruit-driven palate. Fresh cherry and raspberry notes are wrapped in juicy acidity and underpinned by silky tannins and well managed oak from 14 months in French barrels, 20% new oak. The finish is lengthy with a touch of spice and mineral in the close.
This inaugural rose bubbly from Huff is surprisingly dark, more red than pink. Red cherries, raspberries and earth reveal themselves on the nose and palate. There is some residual sugar but the light tannins clean everything up quite nicely.
The fruit is farmed organically and biodynamically and French oak aging is in 70% new barrels. Simply gorgeous: a terroir-driven nose of profound flinty minerality, ripe pear, apple skin, lemon and fine-integrated oak nuances. Pure elegance on the palate, a lithe and impeccably balanced Chardonnay that brings a range of pear, apple and citrus together with hazelnut, lovely spice notes and minerals.
Clear, deep plum-red. Strong nose of black cherry with herbal aromas from the dominant Merlot in the blend. From a plot of land that used to be part of Château Angelus, it is traditional in style, full-bodied and highly structured with prominent tannins and high alcohol backing up dark red berry flavours. Well-balanced and a long finish. Will repay more cellar time by softening and becoming more approachable.
Clear medium-deep orangey-pink. Medium nose of strawberries with a hint of marmalade and pie crust. Light-bodied, tasting of more fresh strawberries with some good green apple acidity. Drink yesterday.
This bouquet of this Grenache blend reminds me of the herbs that grow wild on the hills in the Midi mingled with aromas of chocolate and blackberries. Its opulent texture fills the mouth with sweet blackberry fruit that lingers on the palate for an unconscionable time.
A rocking nose of savoury red fruits, herbs, cedar cigar box, rich spices, black pepper, liquorice and toasted vanilla. It has lovely mouthfeel with a rich broth of red fruits, savoury herbs, pepper, elegant oak spices and plush tannins with a perky and lifted finish.