Lady A is big, rich and opulent. The warm year has given this vintage a very intense and ripe fruit spectrum. Drinking very youthfully on release, this wine will cellar for at least a decade. Optimum drinking depends on how toasty and rich you like your Lady A. A warm, energetic (and record-breaking) vintage is on full song here. A rich, stonefruit-led nose blossoms with white peach, gooseberry, green melon and a gentle, grassy suggestion of hay. Though carrying a little less overt oak influence than usual, it’s very well integrated, balancing tidily against a voluminous, elegant palate of pineapple, passionfruit and gooseberry. Train- track medium-plus acidity leads into a fine, long finish. Will cellar very, very well (7–8 years).