Bright dark ruby colour. Complex nose with typical bouquet of sundried tomatoes, smoky black fruits, strawberries, dark cherries, liquorice and spices. Full body, with rich fruit depth, blackberries, plums, herbaceous hints and oak on the back. Solid, velvety tannins and long aftertaste with persistent aromas.
94 Points – James Halliday The Weekend Australian Magazine June 2013
“The low-yielding, 90-year old bush vines and planted (on thier own roots) on sandy soil over limestone, yielding less than 27 hectolitres per hectare (1.8 tonnes per acre). The wine spends two years in French oak and a further year in bottle in the winery prior to release. The bouquet and palate exude red and black cherry, plum and warm spice aromas and flavours, the tannin structure excellent, the overall mouthfeel and balance very good, the oak integrated.”
– James Halliday
- Rating 94/100 – James Halliday, The Australian
- 93 Points – Robert Parker, The Wine Advocate
- 17.5 Points – Janis Robinson