Deep, youthful red/purple colour with a spicy, oaky, dark fruits and almost camphor-like aroma. Walnuts, mint, talcum powder oak, fresh herbs: there's a lot going on here. A big, brawny, slightly old-fashioned red. Fruit drives it, which is a positive. I'd give it more time yet. Drink: 2019-2035 (Sep17)

92/100

Huon Hooke, huonhooke.com

This wine is a nod in the direction of the ‘Amarone’ wines from Valpolicella, although the White Boar is a very different kettle of fish from its Italian inspiration. They cut the canes which connect grapes to roots once the grapes reach flavour and sugar ripeness. The leaves die and fall off and the grapes hang for about 10-12 days which allows them to dry and concentrate in flavour and acidity. They are then hand-picked and then undergo a very slow and often nail-biting fermentation.

(BB3713)

Grape Variety Shiraz & Cabernet Sauvignon
Closure Cork
Bottle Size 750ml
Brand Battle Of Bosworth
SKU BB3713