Principia Mathematica 2018
£13.17 (Inc. VAT bot. 75 cl.)
Robert Parker's Wine Advocate
The just-bottled 2018 Principia Mathematica felt closed and tight. It had been in bottle for only one month when I tasted it, and winemaker and owner Laurent Corrio told me that he thinks they need at least six months in bottle to be expressive. But they sell very quickly, and very few people keep the bottles, which are usually drunk quite young. There's a little bit more of everything here compared with the 2017, more depth and complexity and especially very good freshness. It probably didn't go through malolactic fermentation, though they let the wines get on with it if it happens; they don't prevent the wines from going through malolactic, but they don't force it either. The years with more acidity tend not to do malolactic, and in riper years, it might do it. This follows the line of the 2016, perhaps with more contained ripeness. 9,000 bottles were filled in May 2019.
Between 10ºC and 12ºC
Aged for 6 months in French oak barrels.
Estimated transit time: 3-4 working days.