"'A blend of one million things,' says Fraser, blended in Sept 2022, bottled Oct 22. The 2022 season was very late for Sami-Odi, some yields tiny of course due to hail, then other bits plentiful, but a cool season overall, recording no 40 degree days.
It’s thick, round and rich. A breathy number that gives warmth, fire side smoked meat, woody spices, dark choc-mint, kirsch, panforte but underlying red fruited characters in the mix too. Tannins round, grippy and gravelly at once, pronounced in depth, pucker and chew. Chocolatey overall, an off beat porty feel but savoury, meaty, indeed, and yet feels like fine detail creeps out as you pause and reflect. Hearty stuff, but with judicious balance. It feels like the thimble fulls of older wine deliver now a nuance of richness, savouriness, dried fruit and nut depth. Complexity writ large."
- Mike Bennie