Vibrant, almost fluorescent colour, quite full, very fine mousse; quite a rounded and toasty style for CdC, ripe citrus fruit (grapefruit), perhaps not as seamless and silky as in certain other vintages, fresh but not tight; good length, the finish shows lovely minerality. 93.
Completely mature, elegant style, wax and peach, no botrytis, quite Germanic, floral, clean, some smoky minerality, elegant and calm but also with slightly low energy, could do with a little more intensity and oomph; good length.
Very aromatic and perfumed, could initially almost be a New Zealand Pinot Noir but then finds its pepper-and-flowers character, smoky new oak discernible but very elegant, sweet crushed fruit (raspberry), deep; on the palate refined, lovely minerality, medium-weight, juicy and savoury, pepper and fruit, refreshing; very good length, hint of cold tea. Delicious wine.
Bottled by Grants of St James's. Incredibly lively, ruby-red colour; very fresh, classic nose opens up beautifully, violets and roses, bright red fruit, toasted nuts, spices, earth, deep, clean, precise, gunpowder, touch of jasmin, slightly dusty; wonderfully vibrant, classically structured, silky, harmonious, transparent, medium-weight, relatively dry, quite tannic; excellent length, some back-end heat, mint, complete. An excellent and elegant Taylor.