Crushed & Cured
Raison D'Etre, Ross on Wye, 2020
The 2020 Raison d’Être is fantastic and unique. Due to the growing conditions, for the first time, Michelin, which DNA analysis revealed to actually be the variety Bisquet, is the dominant apple in the blend. Bisquet is a much softer and leaner variety than Dabinett and accordingly the oak cask influence is gentler in this year. Raison 2020 is about drinkability: a seamless, voluptuous flavour that covers the entire palate in one instant, with all the complexity of these two titanic bittersweet apples unfolding slowly, each sip revealing a new aspect of flavour.