95/100 | Bob Campbell MW
95/100 | Cameron Douglas MS
Thirty five years on from the first release of Célèbre, this blend continues to go from strength to strength as the vines slowly mature, their roots moving deeper into the gravels of the Martinborough Terrace. This is a wonderful vintage of Célèbre, impressive on release, and will continue to evolve further and reward cellaring
The 2020 Célèbre is a blend of merlot 46%, syrah 38% and small portions of malbec 9% and cabernet franc at 7%.
The winery writes "The nose opens with spices of star anise, sumac and cinnamon, following through with ripe Damson plum and top notes of violet. Youthful and energetic, with a succulent mid palate this wine balances complexity and concentration while remaining light on it’s feet."
cameron Douglas MS writes "Fabulous bouquet and palate, true to style fo Celebre with aromas and textures, flavours and impact of core red berry fruist, plums and spiced cherry flavours, some tart raspberry and mild peppery blackcurrant flavours. Firm tannins and a backbone of acidity ensure this wines longevity as well laying the foundation for the fruit and wood flavours. A lengthy primary fruited finish with textures of tannins and acidity, minerality and power. Excellent drink from 2025 through 2035+"
Bob Campbell MW writes "A blend of merlot, syrah and malbec gives a medley of dark berry, plum, floral and black pepper flavours. A bold, concentrated and youthful wine that is underpinned with ripe, drying tannins. Can be enjoyed now but will reward cellaring.