Vintage 2007 was dramatically affected by spring frosts but fortunately our best vineyards were not damaged. Sourced from our Dead Morris Vineyard (79%) and Quarry Block (21%), 56% of the blend received a long maceration on skins. Maturation was for 16 months in new fine-grained barrels from Seguin Moreau, Saury and Sylvain cooperages, before light egg fining and bottling in December 2008 under Procork.
Deep rich red in colour, the nose is perfumed with dark blackberry fruit with some cooler vintage, black olive and liquorice notes. The palate is lean and tight with dark fruit and some leathery fine-grained tannins. The finish is long and textured with slightly more grippy grape tannins from the cooler vintage. A perfectly balanced leaner style Tally reflecting the vintage.