(From 2013 Vintage) The grapes for this wine were picked and crushed in the cool of the night ensuring the retention of varietal character whilst modern winemaking techniques were employed through the entire process. Fermentation took place in sweeping arm red fermenters giving the wine a denser, richer colour and allowing for gentle flavour extraction. The wine was then aged in a combination of French and American oak along with some portions kept in stainless steel tanks to ensure the fruit dominance of the style.
Color is a deep and clear red. There are aromas of violet and apricot, chocolate and Turkish Delight, strawberry and spice, real comforting nuances of soft delicate wood and fresh herbal hints. On the palate are intense flavors of blackberries and spice, mellow tannins and a seamless flow between the fruitiness, the refreshing tang of acid, and the tannic structure of Shiraz. Splendid acid to this wine, there are dark berries, melted chocolate and anise biscuit, cassis and licorice. This is the...