(From 2008 Vintage) Colour: Blackened crimson. Nose: Incredibly staggering presentation of rich roasted meats, roasted coffee beans, tapenade, cigar tobacco and black currant liqueur. The facade appears polished and cream-like smooth. Low and seductive it appears to need time to emerge from its shell. Palate: A panoramic 16:9 aspect tantalizes the entire palate with a frighteningly realistic rendition of fresh blueberries and cream. However, savoury complexities actually dominate the palate experience and increase in intensity to a sublime peak then slowly fade. This demonstrated restraint of power highlights the 2012 vintage caliber. Of its Hickinbotham and Onkaparinga Syrah sisters it is the most refined.
The appearance is still of a very intense wine with a red/black mixture that is impenetrable to the eye.On the bouquet that this wine shows particularly savory characters with nuts, fennel and herbal touches along with a briary, woody overlay. Not forgetting that there are some lovely fruit flavors peeping through, and these are in the red berry spectrum.When you taste the wine the fruit flavors are far more prominent, with raspberry and red currant dominating. The alcohol is a very respectable 1...