A brilliant season for the late ripening varietals that make up our Célèbre blend. 2020 finished with a long dry spell in April that enabled the merlot, malbec, cabernet franc and syrah to reach perfect ripeness.
The nose opens with spices of star anise, sumac and cinnamon, following through with ripe Damson plum and top notes of violet. Youthful and energetic, with a succulent mid palate this wine balances complexity and concentration while remaining light on it’s feet. Thirty five years on from the first release of Célèbre, this blend continues to go from strength to strength as the vines slowly mature, their roots moving deeper into the gravels of the Martinborough Terrace.
The 2020 Célèbre is a blend of merlot 46%, syrah 38% and small portions of malbec 9% and cabernet franc at 7%. This is a wonderful vintage of Célèbre, impressive on release, and will continue to evolve further and reward cellaring.