Some wine labels are synonymous with regions, and when I think of this wine, I picture the old limestone buildings, the historic winery, the clay soils and verdant vineyards of the Vale. There’s a density and slickness to this wine that takes me right back there, every time. It epitomises the Vale, and wears it on its chest with pride. All the black fruits, all the earth and oaky notes - bold and brazen vanilla, roasted almond and sandalwood, without being strident. It works in this wine - works very well indeed.