Complex and elegant, offering rich fruit characters of cassis and blackcurrant with earthy nuances. French oak giving hints of cedar and tobacco to finish.
At release, the wine is an intense red colour with a vibrant purple hue to the edge.
The wine has an enticing, lifted aroma of ripe blackcurrants, choc mint, subtle spice and a hint of dried tomato leaf. The overall nose character is one of richness and elegance.
On the palate it is a very luscious, rich wine with ripe blackcurrant characters, along with hints of crushed violet petals and subtle oak characters of cedar and fresh tobacco. There is an understated power to the wine, with layers of complexity building across the palate and then finishing elegantly with long, fine tannins. It is a generous, mouth filling wine yet retains poise and the elegance of great Cabernet Sauvignon.
The growing season for vintage 2018 was characterised as warm and dry although we avoided any major heatwaves during vintage which can be very damaging and so to that end, vintage was relatively calm and controlled. Overall, our winemaking team are very excited about the quality of the wines from this vintage.
Crafted for immediate enjoyment but will cellar over a long term under ideal conditions.
Single: 750ml bottle, Case: 6 x 750ml bottle