Vanessa Vineyard Right Bank 2014

91 points – Named to reflect the merlot-based ‘right bank’ blends of St. Emilion and Pomerol in Bordeaux, this contains 77% Merlot, 14% Cabernet Franc and 9% Cab Sauv- fermented and aged 26 months in new American and French oak. It is the lightest and easiest of the current Vanessa offerings. It has a pretty, quite complex well integrated nose with savoury herbal and hay notes, raspberry, wood smoke, resin, vanillin and spice. It is medium bodied, quite smooth, juicy, lively and concentrated. A bit smoky on the finish. The length is excellent.