The hallmark of Petit Verdot is a deep colour, intensity and structure. All in abundance with this 2012. Complex dense blackberry and dark fruit flavours with N. Rhone like spice on the nose. A big wine on the palate with lots of intense dark fruit, but reigned in with lovely structure and just a hint of greenness, giving the wine balance and freshness. A unique, intriguing wine of great character. Perhaps not an everyday drink, but the best thing for a cold winter's night and a hearty venison stew! Probably best from 2016 to 2024.