6 pack / Unit price per bottle: $15.00
Colour: Dark purple red
Nose: Aromas of ripe plums, cherries and earth with subtle notes of vanilla and cloves
Palate: The aromas follow through onto the palate with a fruit focus, subtle oak notes and soft, rounded tannins
90 Points - Josh Reynolds, Vineous
Youthful purple. Black and blue fruits, vanilla and licorice on the perfumed nose. Sweet and broad in the mouth; a peppery note adds spicy lift and cut to sweet cassis and blackberry flavors. Supple tannins come in late, adding shape to a long, dark-fruit-dominated finish.
Background: The grapes are crushed and de-stemmed into fermenters. Yeast is added immediately once in fermenter and the ferments are pumped over twice daily to maximise colour, tannin and flavour extraction. A warm dry spring led to into similarly dry conditions in December and January. The warm weather brought harvest on in the first week of February. A couple of good rain events led to milder conditions and a long even ripening period and excellent flavour development