Deep crimson with bright crimson hues. Intense aromas of ripe, spicy red currant, Satsuma plum, rhubarb, boysenberry and blackberry with lifted hints of cassis, violets, sage, bay leaf, black pepper, baking spices and cedar. The palate has excellent depth and structure with plush, ripe dark fruits and a balanced acid line driving the mid-palate long and finishing with savoury spice and dried herbs in unison with the elegant, fine-grained tannins.
Matured in 13% new and 87% seasoned French (71%) and American (29%) oak hogsheads for 18 months prior to blending and bottling.
Serving Temperature: 17°C
Cellaring potential: Exceptional Vintage, 25+ years (from vintage).
Recommended food pairing: roasted cowra lamb rack, eggplant, olives and preserved lemon
Variety: Shiraz - Cabernet sauvignon - Merlot and Cabernet Franc grown in the Barossa (Eden Valley and Barossa Valley).
Harvest Date: 2 March-20 April