Volume : 750ml , ABV : 14.0%
Open-fermented, extended maceration, 14 months maturation in French puncheons. The deep purple colour sets the scene for a powerful, fragrant wine with poached spiced plum and ripe tannins, the French oak beating a delicate tattoo on the finish.
Floral and spice lift from the glass alluding to a shiraz of elegance and depth. The nose leads to a shiraz with middle weight and delicacy on the palate yet with substantial depth of flavour and complexity. Spice and ironstone earthiness sit well along the bright fruits of plum and red current that give the wine a juiciness and approachability whilst having great length and freshness. The complexity of this wine no doubt comes from the three clones of shiraz now grown in the estate vineyards and the seven small parcels used for this shiraz (making up 93.4% of the wine), supported by the use of small additions of Touriga Nacional (3.7%), Mourvèdre (1.3%), Marsanne (1.2%) and Malbec (0.4%).