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 purple hue to the edge.
The wine has ripe and concentrated aromas of violets, dark plum and liquorice. Concentrated layers of creamy American oak complex the enticing bouquet.
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.
The growing season leading up to vintage 2019 saw lower than average winter and spring rainfall. This, along with some hail and frost events, affected yields overall. There were some extreme weather conditions during the growing season, including the lowest temperature recorded in spring and the highest ever temperature in summer, but overall, the vines showed great resilience. Whites have retained good acidity while the reds were sun-blessed and are showing great colour and due to the smaller bunch numbers, varietal intensity. Overall, wine quality is strong with intense flavours and colours across the classic Clare Valley varieties.
Crafted for immediate enjoyment but will cellar over a long term under ideal conditions.
Single: 750ml bottle, Case: 6 x 750ml bottle