And there’s been time for bottling! The 2017s look pretty electric. It was a cool, prolonged ripening period, quite late, so the fruit had time to develop complex flavours. I like cool years. I should explain that with heat comes rapid sugar accumulation giving wines with higher alcohol and rich, cooked fruit flavours. High-octane wines loved by some, but not me. By contrast, the 2017s show terrific intensity, without clumsy concentration (a different beast), and I look forward to releasing the first of these later in the year.