As pale in the glass as its predecessor but more savoury, an enticing nose full of smoky cherries, cloves and a distinct waft of cured meats leads us to the palate. Dry with smooth tannins this complex wine gives us meaty cherries, leather, tobacco and an long earthy finish of Porcini mushrooms. Great to drink now, but has fantastic aging potential.
Bolney vineyard based in West Sussex started back in 1972 as Bookers Vineyard, with three acres of vines. They have, since those early days, grown to 39 acres and have become specialist red wine producers. It has been an interesting journey, with a few changes of winemaker along the way, until owner Samantha Linter took over in the 1990s. Bolney Estate consistantly win awards in International competitions.