"It’s the real deal – a wine with layer upon layer of red and black fruits and serious tannins, and then given that time in French oak." - 94 Points. James Halliday, Halliday Top 100 Wines
Vivid colour, it beggars belief this has an RRP so low. It’s the real deal – a wine with layer upon layer of red and black fruits and serious tannins, and then given that time in French oak. 94 Points. James Halliday, Halliday Top 100 Wines
The 2020 vintage was a brilliant season in Margaret River. A warm and dry season with below average crop yield allowed for perfect tannin development and an incredible intensity of flavour. The resulting 2020 wines show amazing brightness and clarity, intense and charming fruit character and a youthful exuberance, which ensure enjoyment as both young and older wines.
Shiraz and Malbec parcels were crushed and pumpovers and delestage were used to extract fine tannin and colour. After 12-14 days, when fruit flavour and tannin extraction were optimised, the separate fermentations were pressed and primary fermentation was completed to dryness. The wines were then racked into French oak barrels for 12-15 months of maturation, before blending.
Deepest crimson colour with purple hues. Aromas of intense, juicy blackberry and dark plum combine with a herbaceous savoury tomato leaf. The palate bursts with juicy plums and dark berries providing freshness and vibrant acidity to the wine. Black pepper and subtle cinnamon spices enhance complexity and texture. The tannins are delightfully soft and persistent, creating a long finish.