Château la Nerthe continues its return to form with its 2019 Tradition, a remarkably high-quality wine considering the volumes made. It's grown on lieux-dits La Crau, Les Escondudes, La Nerthe and Les Revès on sandy soils and galets roulés. Aged 75% in foudre, 25% in new barriques. The intriguing blend, and the parcel-by-parcel approach, has yielded a very complete, harmonious and balanced wine. It's closed for now, but has a good sense of freshness. Subtle damson hints, nicely tucked in and focussed on the palate with a distinctly saline finish.