Two years on I’m re-visiting a bottle I've held back in the wine rack; both the wine and my palate having seen two more long years of development.
The pale complexion is misleading, as Element 20 has a wonderful rich ripe nose of ultra-ripe peach, apricot and honeysuckle.
Bags of ripe yellow fruit flavour on the palate; juicy yellow plum and apricot with a surprisingly high acidity cut through of zesty and sour quince that lights up your taste buds.
The aftertaste has taken on a new found maturity; the wine’s creamy unctuous texture interweaved with toasted nuts and spice.
Quite simply, one of the most remarkable English wines I’ve ever tried.