This is one of the deeper-hued Pinots (using Swiss Mariafeld clones in this case) in this line-up.
Deep ruby, with almost a hint of brick red, its nose is rounded and moody with a mixture of black cherry, blackcurrant and tobacco spiced notes suggesting a prominence of oak.
The palate is rounded and composed and it feels a little softer compared to some of the other ‘18s – making it preferable if you plan to drink imminently. It’s not as fruit-forward as the nose suggests; there’s a delicacy to the ripe cherry-focussed flavours and light tannic structure, and the oak integrates very nicely. There are slightly jammy notes, with a smoky, spicy backbone.