Tightly wound in its youth, our 2018 Métier (now called Le Dessein) eventually concedes, opening to reveal ripe raspberry and wild strawberry fruit aromas intermingled with fierce sauvage aromas of lavender, charcuterie and fennel pollen. The initial impression on the palate is incredibly deceiving, as light, soft vanilla and red fruit flavors surrender to an explosive mid-palate fully packed with red plum, anise, tapenade and cedar. Hedonistic and generous, this stunning effort builds beautifully.
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— James Suckling