The 2019 Farr Vintners Pauillac may turn out to be the best yet. Very deep and purple in colour. The nose is rich, smoky, dense and powerful in black fruit, showing cassis, incense, damsons and woody herbs. The palate has real focus thanks to crunchy, ripe Médocain tannins, but there is a plump richness from succulent black fruit. Bursting with cassis that is lined with savoury spice and graphite, this is seductive and serious at once. The long, unerring finish brings pencil shavings and blackcurrant leaf together with tobacco, but it is the rich black fruit that remains centre of attention. Give this a decant if approaching now, it will be better in 12 months and should drink beautifully for a decade or more.