This was the wine that I was most looking forward to from the Simpsons 2020 range, as while I felt that the 2019 was a bit disappointing, the memory of tasting the 2018 for the first time, and being blown away, still remains fresh in my mind. Is the 2020 Rabbit Hole the follow-up I have been waiting for?
Boy, this did not disappoint. There’s a vibrant, intense nose of cherry, red roses, raspberry and even a hint of dark fruit or winter berry. Again, the oak is restrained; there’s suggestions of spice, but bags of cracked black pepper.
The vibrancy continues on the palate, with a peppery, punchy fusion of tangy red berries, hints of blackberry, spice and grip. It’s drinking superbly in youth, and one can only imagine how it’s going to develop with time.
This is a stellar return to form, and a wine that I’m already salivating at the prospect of revisiting.