THE RUDE MECHANICALS... a roughly-hewn and hybrid bunch of hapless hams whose play-within-a-play lives as a list within our list, not necessarily to be repeated but purely to express some individual urge, an itch scratched, a plan made flesh, an idea finally hatched, some sudden rush of blood, just something fresh. Every year Boutinot challenges some of our best producers to make something they might not usually make - something fun, different, exciting and a treat to drink.
Bottled after 11 months in oak.
Warm plum and raspberry fruit on the nose with hints of rocky earth, spice and violets. Lovely and ripe, medium to full bodied with juicy plum and raspberry on the palate also, with black cherry, spice and a lick of creamy oak. It's a generous juicy mouthful with bags of fruit and spice, a hint of tea, good acidity too, keeping it vibrant.