||2006, 2009, 2010, 2012
||At release, the wine has a deep red colour with a purple hue to the edge.
||The wine has a complex and enticing nose showing dark berry fruit along with juicy black plum, spice, cedar and hints of chocolate and roasted coffee.
||In the Clare Valley, growing conditions leading up to vintage 2013 could best be described as benign, apart from a frost event of mid-October which impacted several blocks on our estate vineyards. There were very few significant rainfall events over the growing period with the season being described overall as dry. The first week of December saw a 30mm down pour which was most definitely a season changer. Without the rain event, the overall yields from 2013 would have been very low. Harvest conditions were excellent with the first white varieties picked in early February. Our winemakers report that quality is outstanding across all varieties, with excellent acid balance and flavour development displayed in the resultant wines.
||A percentage of the wine was barrel fermented and the final blend was matured in high quality, water-bent American oak barrels for 20 months prior to filtering and bottling.
||Crafted for immediate enjoyment but will cellar over a long term under ideal conditions.