The 2019 Farr Vintners Pauillac may turn out to be the best yet. Very deep and purple in colour. The nose is rich, smoky, dense and powerful in black fruit, showing cassis, incense, damsons and woody herbs. The palate has real focus thanks to crunchy, ripe Médocain tannins, but there is a plump richness from succulent black fruit. Bursting with cassis that is lined with savoury spice and graphite, this is seductive and serious at once. The long, unerring finish brings pencil shavings and blackcurrant leaf together with tobacco, but it is the rich black fruit that remains centre of attention. Give this a decant if approaching now, it will be better in 12 months and should drink beautifully for a decade or more.
The 2019 Farr Vintners Pauillac is deep garnet-purple in color. Baked blackberries, stewed plums, and boysenberries strut from the nose, followed by wafts of violets and pencil shavings. The medium-bodied palate is tight-knit, with a solid structure of firm, grainy tannins and lovely freshness, finishing long and savory.