Deepest crimson with purple hues.
Primary fruit aromas of plums, raspberries and ripe blueberries mixed with aniseed and spice from the use of oak.
The palate exhibits a complex mixture of spice and fruit. White pepper, juicy plums and ripe red berries are all evident and are well supported by seasoned French oak. The tannins are soft, round, persistent and very fleshy.
This wine is ready for drinking now, but will find further complexity over the next two to three years.
The 2017 vintage in Margaret River yielded elegant wines with archetypal varietal purity.
The fruit for this not-quite southern Rhône blend was sourced from various mesoclimates throughout the Walcliffe area of the Margaret River wine region.The ferments were managed with a combination of plunging and pump overs. Some batches were basket pressed and then transferred to large seasoned oak barrels for maturation over 12–15 months.
Wood roasted sirloin with harissa.
Still not sure why a wine of this quality and style sells for just $20, but hey, who's complaining. Generous, soft and fruity with spicy floral aromas and a thoroughly delicious palate. The balance of sweet supple fruit and fine, chalky, slightly gravelly tannins really hits the right notes to give the wine a personality.91