Imagine crushing a handful of raspberries, black cherries and wild strawberries, that is what is smells like, the stalk and earth, real. The taste is equally generous and genuine, ripe cherry, a touch of basil and mint attractively rustic, wonderfully freshing.
What the 2011 may lack in absolute freshness it gains in complexity. An element of dried figs runs through the raspberry and black cherry fruit, secondary flavours of porcini and truffle just showing through. Well worth putting to one side for a year or ten.