There may be bottle variation but comparing to some of the other notes this bottle had plenty of clean fruit. Lots of strawberries in fact. Quite nice for a Hautes Cotes which tends to do better in warmer years in my opinion. Easy drinking and just fine now.
This rocked. Dark colour. Black berries, earthy flavours and hints of tobacco. Good fruit, soft tannins and great balance. Very well made. Pure joy at the moment and will probably hold for years at this very high level.