The 'Three Graces' is a classic Bordelais blend of three of the world's most noble varieties. A classic lifted nose of blackcurrant cassis and cedar wood with hints of black olive, pepper, violets and tobacco.
The palate is an integrated blend of flavours, svelte and seamless showing prominent blackcurrant fruit delicately interwoven with tabacco leaf, capsicum, black pepper and savoury French oak giving the wine an undeniable elegance and generous length.
Arriving in small individual crates the hand picked, uncrushed grapes were destalked (separating berries from the bunch) and placed into small stainless steel open fermenters. A cultured yeast was used to start the fermentation and the tanks were pumped over daily spending a total of 7 days on skins at 22 - 28° C. The skins were gently pressed in the JLB Vaslin Bucher press and the individual parcels were matured separately for three months before being racked, blended and undergoing a further 20 months in a mixture of French oak hogsheads & Puncheons.
Review by: 2011 Berlin Wine Trophy
Review by: 2011 International Wine and Spirit Competition
Review by: James Halliday, Australian Wine Companion 2013 Edition
Wine Companion tasting note.
Deep garnet; equal parts of red currant, cassis and black olive work together on the bouquet; the palate is richly textured, soft and supple.