Deep crimson with vivid purple hues.
The wine exhibits ripe cassis, red plums and salted liquorice aromas. High notes of cedary oak and violet add further complexity and frame this wine's underlying graphite-like minerality.
The palate unfolds in a myriad of layers of red fruit with dark chocolate nuances further enhanced by subtle sweet oak characters. The long and flavoursome finish is well supported by powder-fine juicy tannins.
This finely structured Margaret River wine will continue to improve over the next 3–5 years.
The parcels of Shiraz are located on vineyard sites in the northern and north-eastern parts of the Margaret River wine growing region with these vineyards being in a more temperate climate which is ideal for the Shiraz varietal. A prolonged cool and wet growing season meant the vines were lush and healthy heading into ripening. This resulted in later harvest dates, accentuated by the cool and wet ripening months; conditions not experienced in Western Australia for more than ten years. These conditions, coupled with the absence of heat events, produced highly aromatic reds with pristine natural acidity.
Harvest was done during the coolest part of the night. The cool fruit was then gently transferred to a fermenter where it was cold soaked to contribute unique aromatics, intense stable colour and a soft texture in the end wine. At the completion of fermentation, each barrel was pressed separately to tank before being racked off yeast lees to barrel or tank for maturation. The finished blend was filtered once before bottling.
- Alcohol: 14.5%
Western Australia lamb with garlic mash.