The 2022 Grand Village, aged in 30% new oak, has a briny, estuarine nose with dark berry fruit and light floral scents (iris flower). The palate is medium-bodied with a peppery opening. Nicely structured, hints of black olive and black pepper emerge with time. The finish is mineral and slightly grippy yet also balanced, off-dry and slightly granular. Give it a couple of years in bottle because this is seriously good, cut from a much finer cloth than vintages a decade ago.
Anticipated maturity: 2027-2038