J. Malthus 'Vintage Claret'
The 2015 Vintage Claret is From Vineyards Directs new house Claret and will only ever be produced in fine vintages. As you well know, 2015 was a spectacular vintage in Bordeaux and this is a little belter. Made by Jonathan Maltus he of Le Dôme and Château Teyssier, and famously the first Englishman to get a perfect 100/100 score from Robert Parker its full of ripe, juicy, bramble fruit and boasts a wonderful softness thanks to its luscious Merlot-dominant fruit.
Nose: Deep crimson with a bouquet of rich berry fruits.
Palate: Remarkably approachable already with its high merlot content.
Finish: Good concentration and a long finish.