Dense purple colour, the nose displays notes of blueberry, kirsch, marzipan and an intense licorice spice. The wine is incredibly dense and multi - layered yet still retains an elegance and softness as well as a textural purity that few wines can achieve.
Supple tannins from the gentle press merely complement the fruit, silky and rich yet impressively interwoven into the wine. The fruit/acid balance ensures excellent length and provides a purity of structure for long term ageing.
The grapes are destemmed and fermented in a small open new French puncheon over 18 days for extended skin contact. We gently hand plunge the must several times per day for a gentle extraction of aromas, colour and tannin.
Prior to basket pressing, the finest part of the must is run off and racked to new French oak to naturally complete malolactic fermentation before before 20 months maturation on lees in our cellars.
Bottled unfined and unfiltered. Minimum 3 years bottle agining before release.
Review by: Huon Hooke, huonhooke.com
Review by: James Halliday, Australian Wine Companion 2013 Edition
Review by: Lisa Perrotti-Brown MW, www.erobertparker.com