Grapes : 77% Shiraz, 23% Cabernet Sauvigno
MATURATION : 12 months in seasoned oak
VINEYARD REGION : Barossa Valley, McLaren Vale, Padthaway, Langhorne Creek, Coonawarra.
COLOR : Crimson red
NOSE : Energetic red fruits wrapped around a steely spine. Aromatics belie the wines regional composition. Ripeness has been swapped for pink peppercorn, white plum and the complexities of fresh Thai mint ... more reminiscent of cool climate pockets around the world. Red mulberry and white chocolate offer sweetness.
PALATE : Raspberry and white chocolate generosity persists on the palate. Tannins appear effortless and enmeshed within fruit, namely white cherry and rhubarb. Oak sits in the background and layered behind crunchy acidity.
Above-average winter and spring rainfall offered the vines across South Australia healthy soil moisture profiles for the growing season. Cool da ys and cooler nights slowed vine growth in early spring with temperatures warming in October. The lower than average temperatures and abundant rainfall during the growing season produced a vintage that challenged both winemakers and viticulturists alike. Weather conditions during ripening were generally dry with prevailing conditions favouring fully ripened grapes with well-developed colours and flavours.
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