Bright lifted savoury bouquet of, dark plummy fruit and black olive.
Fine sauvory palate driven by red, purple and black fruits. White pepper and spice. Medium bodied, fine tannin and balanced acidity.
Shiraz was destemmed, and then fermented in small open vats. Pressed to barrel for malolactic fermentation and matured in French oak barriques (10% new) for 11 months, then bottled in February 2019.
Drink now or over the next 2 to 8 years.
RATINGS & REVIEWS
2021 Halliday Wine Companion, 95 points - Halliday Top 100- 'Open-fermented in small pots, then matured in French oak for 11 months. A most attractive assemblage of bright, supple red and purple fruits, the oak hovering but not threatening the fruit, the tannins exemplary, the pinch of spice well selected.' (James Halliday)
Huon Hooke, The Real Review July 2020, 'Medium to deep red/purple colour, with a complex spicy, vegetal and floral aroma, very aromatic and lifted - possibly whole-bunchy. The palate is rich and sweet-fruited, succulent and fruity but not simple in the slightest. The flavour is exotic and delicious. How can a wine this tasty be this cheap?! '