rich, ripe berry softness
The signature variety of Spain ripens to absolute perfection in the cool climate vineyards of the Adelaide Hills in South Australia and in Victoria where fruit was allowed to grow gradually to reach optimum ripeness. A deep dark purple with rich ripe berry softness and low acid and tannin results in an easy drinking wine that matches a wide range of foods. Oak aging in both French and American oak has allowed subtle integration of vanillin and spice characters, adding to the complexity.
A medium bodied wine with ripe bramble berry flavours. Textural palate with fine grainy tannins and a velvety yet spicy finish from ageing in new American and French oak.
Intense cherry and dark berry fruits with dusty characters and spice notes adding complexity.
This wine is drinking well now but will cellar for the next 5-10 years.
Tapas style dishes such as jamón or spicy meatballs or grilled or roast lamb.
Vintage 2013 - 89 Points
James Halliday Australian Wine Companion 2016
Vintage 2012 - 4 glasses - 86 points
James Halliday Australian Wine Companion 2015
Vintage 2009 - 87 Points
James Halliday Australian Wine Companion 2012
Vintage 2009 - Gold
Royal Queensland Wine Show 2011