Enormously flavoursome with rich fruit characters of black cherry, plum and ripe berries. American oak adds nuances of vanilla, cigar box, coffee and toast.
At release, the wine has a concentrated ruby red colour with a dark mahogany hue to the edge.
The wine is complex and enticing with red berry fruits, dark chocolate, dusty spice, and hints of charcuterie, cigar box and roasted coffee.
This is a voluptuous wine with great mid palate expression, layers of flavour and yet great balance. Fresh red berry fruits are cradled across the palate by mocha and vanilla spice flavours from high quality oak. The barrel fermentation results in a wine that has well integrated fruit and oak and harmonious, elegant flavours and a long persistent finish.
In the growing season leading up to vintage 2017, winter rainfall was above average and the corresponding low soil temperatures resulted in budburst occurring up to a month later than in recent years. Weather conditions during flowering were favourable and fruit set was good across all varieties. Harvest began in late February and picking continued at a slow and steady rate until early May due to the prevailing mild conditions. Overall, or winemakers have declared the vintage to be above average in terms of quantity and fruit quality.
Crafted for immediate enjoyment but will cellar over a long term under ideal conditions.
Single: 750ml bottle, Case: 6 x 750ml bottle