The wine is based on our closest planted vines - 20,000 and 33,000 vines per hectare - along with some surrounding vines to fill the fermenters. At such density, almost all of the work is done by hand and the yields are a paltry 100-299 grams per vine. Obviously the cost of production must be reflected in the price. We don't say that this is a better wine, only that it is different. It was completely de-stemmed and aged in one Stockinger and one Dominigue Laurent cask.
From vines planted at 20,000 and 33,000 vines per ha. Another dimension altogether, with utterly exceptional intensity and focus, line, lenght and balance. Despite its power, it's feline in its balance, promising a 20+ year future. Its length impresses more each time. Glorious wine. 12.5% alc, cork.
99 points James Halliday