It was once the tradition of a small group of Barossa pioneers to retreat to the cool stone depths of an old vineyard cottage. Here they would while away many hours playing cards and drinking wine away from the critical eyes of puritanical souls. The cottage still stands among the vines that produce this wine, a flavorful, aromatic drink that always 'comes up trumps!''
"Offers terrific presence. Supple in texture, this vibrates with black cherry, raspberry, red plum and subtle spice flavors, hinting at white pepper as the finish sails on and on. Drink now through 2017."
"raised in new and older American oak) Opaque ruby. Dark berry and cherry-vanilla aromas are complemented by notes of cola, baking spices and cracked pepper. Juicy, gently sweet blackberry and vanilla flavors are firmed by dusty tannins and supported by zesty acidity. Fresh, balanced and open-knit, with very good finishing clarity and spicy cut."
International Wine Cellar