GOLD MEDAL: AWC Vienna International Wine Challenge 2017
Appellation: McLaren Vale, South Australia
Varietal: 51% Shiraz, 26% Petit Verdot, 15% Cabernet Sauvignon, 8% Merlot
Ageing: 24 months in new and old French oak
Cellaring: Will bottle mature for 15+ years
Tasting Notes: The bouquet displays briary blackberry, prune, violets and black olive with hints of subtle vanillin oak and toasted almond. On the palate intense black cherry, blueberry, liquorice and spicy red currant are complemented by hints of musk and cedary oak. All enveloped in fine grained savoury French oak. The wine has a beautifully integrated seam of firm tannin and long sustained finish. Aerate extensively to drink now or will age gracefully with correct cellaring.