Current Vintage: 2017
The western ridge of the Barossa is a pretty special place. Ancient soils and old vines combine for wines that show impressive fruit weight, purity and intensity; rich and resonating with a distinct sense of place.
You could say it is composed in the ‘classic’ style if there is such a thing. Wild yeasts do their wonderful thing in our open fermenters with around 14 days on skins before basket pressing and 23 months rest in a mix of oak – around 75% French, 25% American, 40% new depending on the vintage.
It shows a beautiful deep colour in the glass with aromas of satsuma plum, macerated summer berry fruits with some mulberry top-notes coming through. It’s a wine that is deeply etched with spice and hints of kirsch, ironstone, vanilla bean, clove, licorice and dark chocolate.
Deeply resonant on the palate with an opulence to the fruit weight and a lovely flow across the palate which shows a curtain of fine-grained tannins and a long, persistent finish that trails off nicely with characters of ripe berry fruits, spice and dreamy oak.