Color: Deep crimson, maintaining a dark, youthful plum at the core.
Bouquet: The nose opens to cherry, raspberry, plums and blackberry with a background of dark chocolate, tar and sweet spices.
Palate: A deep and plush palate demonstrates the stylish power of old vine shiraz. Rich fruits are interwoven with cedar, forest floor, dark chocolate and fine savoury tannins.
Drink: Can be enjoyed upon release, but will live for 20+ years with careful cellaring.
Food Match: Slow smoked beef brisket, celeriac puree, pickled cucumber and radish salad.
Oak Maturation: Vineyard batches were matured separately for 18 months, each in their own individual selection of French oak (predominantly Burgundian.) The final blend comprised of approximately 30% new oak, the balance coming from largely two to three year old barrels.
Region: McLaren Vale
Grape Variety: 100% Shiraz