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.
Fermented in French oak puncheons and hand plunged three times daily. Basket pressed and completed malolactic fermentation and 23 months maturation in new French oak hogsheads on lees to maintain structure and fruit profile. Minimum two years bottle maturation in our cellars before release.
Review by: Huon Hooke
Review by: James Halliday, Halliday Wine Companion 2020