The new release of what has become a foundation stone wine for us. An almost seamless follow-on from the 2016. Obviously a little fresher and perkier than the ’16 at this stage, but it will follow a very similar path. Showing some red berry perfume and a light dusting of savoury oak that will develop with bottle age. Rich and soft in the mouth with a structure between medium- and full-bodied, but with a smooth mid-palate and a lick of soft tannins. Will settle in the short term, but will build richness and complexity the longer it is in the bottle.