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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Rich, deep brick red.
An intense ripe wine with menthol, cinnamon, aniseed and licorice aromas. Focused vanilla hinting toward attractive toasty American oak.
A mouth-filling, creamy mid-palate with fine grained velvety tannins providing balance and length. Complex flavours of cedar wood, vanilla and cigars mingle with
varietal flavours of plum and licorice. A generously flavoured wine to savour.
Suggested Food Matching
Rich red meat dishes or game, strong cheese particular firm cheddar or perfect for a gourmet barbecue.
"Put your seatbelt on, I tasted twenty Clare Valley Shirazs blind and picked this one as the winner on exuberence, flamboyance and notes like 'serious, superb,
stunning, devilish and love it'...this wine is spectacular..." Matthew Jukes,
“It has an abundance of rich, ripe, dark cherry and plum fruit with great depth and structure to its outstanding palate. Tannins and oak each play a role but are balanced and integrated. I cannot imagine the wine will lose any of its richness before 2015.” James Halliday, Judge~The Great Australian Shiraz Challenge 2001
(The Australian, 20th Oct, 2001)
“Mulberry, plum with pepper on the nose. In the mouth, big, concentrated and complex mulberry plum white pepper. It’s very approachable. With the food, the velvety powerfulness if this wine succeeds. It may be the best match of all.” Darryl Beeson (USA), Sydney International Wine Competition 2002, Top 100 Wines
Delicious upon release but will reward careful cellaring for up to 15 + years.