Gathering Field by Thousand Candles Red Blend 2017


First of all congratulations Stu for having the tenacity and ability to make a delicious Bordeaux blend when many others won’t even try. All the elegance of a nice St Emilion too. From a high-density planted vineyard which is giving an extra depth and balance to the palate. A mixed bag of aromas here from plum and figs to blackcurrant and all-spice. It’s still fresh two days later, which is a very strong sign. A soft well-rounded structure which you would expect from this style with a medium intensity and long finish that seems to come at you in waves and I suspect that the mid-palate and length will become even more balanced given another 6 months in the bottle.