Vibrant medium purple hue.
Intense aromas of dark sauvory fruit, black licorice and spice.
Full, yet medium weight palate driven by red, purple, and black fruits. White pepper and exotic spice, approachable structure and persistence.
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 2020.
Drink now or over the next 2 to 8 years.
REVIEWS & RATINGS
90 points & Special Value rating, Jeni Port - Halliday Wine Companion 2021 - 'Destemmed, fermented in small open-top vats with cultured yeast, mlf, 11 months in French oak barriques (10% new). Forest floor, earth, briar, fennel and red/blue berries on the bouquet. Autumnal in character, it cuts a sleek figure with a taut - almost steely - tannin/acid drive that puckers the mouth. Speaks of its cool-climate home.'
90 points, Aaron Brasher - The Real Review - #14 of 25 Shiraz from Port Phillip region - "A lovely youthful colour in the glass. Aromas of blueberry, violets, spice and a slight vegetal edge (reduction?). A fleshy and juicy palate, blue fruits and brambly blackberry flavours abound. There's some tangy acidity and a greener, whole-bunch woodsy piece that adds some grip and structure. A youthful wine that needs some time to come together".