At release, the wine is developing well with brilliant clarity and still a youthful, deep red colour at its core and a brick red hue to the edges.
The wine has a wonderfully complex nose with red and black fruit, plum and violets. These aromas combine effortlessly with enticing crème brulee, mocha, toffee, roasted caramel from the barrel fermentation process.
This full-bodied wine has many layers of flavour. Ripe black plum combines with blueberry, backberry and creamy vanilla along with a touch of spice from oak maturation. It delivers a delicious, mouth-filling sensation with wonderful fruit freshness balancing with super tannin texture. The finish is long and satisfying.
The wine was first barrel fermented in water bent American oak before being matured in quality French oak - some new barrels some second use - for 24 months prior to bottling.
A cooler season with above average rainfall.
Crafted for immediate enjoyment but will cellar over a long term under ideal conditions.
Single: 750ml bottle, Case: 6 x 750ml bottle