This vintage is aging at a glacial pace and the tannins are currently more significant than their counterbalancing components of fruit and glycerin. While the word "potential" seems to be the most positive descriptor for this vintage, there are some nagging doubts about whether all the tannins will melt away and the fruit will hold. As in most 1995s, the color remains a healthy dark plum/purple. One of the bigger wines of the vintage, the ripe, powerful Merlot component has buttressed the Cabernet elements, giving the wine plenty of body, tannin and La Mission's classic asphalt, cassis, blackberry, smoky barbecue, meaty notes intermixed with a hint of hot rocks. The 1995 is still a young wine and I am beginning to wonder if this vintage overall will resemble 1975 rather than something with more charm? Anticipated maturity: 2020-2035? 95pts Robert Parker
A natural clean vodka.... mix with lime cordial, mint leaves and soda - cracking stuff.
A light style of gin - hints of juniper and herbs which make a lovely, light, refreshing alternative to bigger juniper focused London Dry Gins.
Pre-order offer This is the fifth vintage of Cartology and Chris considers it his best to date, something which is consistent with the growing reputation of the 2015 vintage, saying...