Wine Advocate | Rating: 97The 2015 No 4 is composed of 90% Syrah, 4% Mourvèdre and 6% Viognier and saw 35% whole cluster, while spending around 22 months in French oak (70% new). Sporting a very deep purple-black color, it reveals vibrant black currants, blackberries and mulberries notes plus touches of sandalwood, espresso, black soil and stewed tea. Full-bodied, rich, concentrated and with lovely energy, there is a good firm backbone of grainy tannins supporting the generous fruit, finishing long and savory. 550 cases were made.Drink Dates: 2018 - 2037Author: Lisa Perrotti-BrownIssue: Interim End of September 2017
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Collector Data For This Wine
- 113 bottles owned
- 16 collectors