Enormously flavoursome with rich fruit characters of black cherry, plum and ripe berries. American oak adds nuances of vanilla, cigar box, coffee and toast.
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Intense black cherry.
Fennel, vanilla, coffee bean. Intense berry lift with underlying biscuity oak.
Fleshy, supple, velvety shiraz throughout the palate. Oak tannins act in a supporting role to enhance the fruit flavours giving depth and structure to the wine. The palate is tight with firm astringency.
Suggested Food Matching
Rich meats or with a plate of fine cheeses.
“Sweet fruit lift and strong, old oak. Great depth of soft, rich flavour. Slightly buttery. Excellent length.” 3½ STARS Winestate Magazine (July/August 1999)
Very enjoyable now, but with patience and care will improve for 5 to 10 years.