A blend of Cabernet Sauvignon, Petit Verdot, Merlot and Cabernet Franc. The 75 acre Giant Steps vineyard is on the north face of the Warramate Ranges in the central Yarra Valley, an hour east of Melbourne. Established across a series of ridges rising from the 300 to 1000 foot level, the vineyard is planted to rocky/gravelly clays.
The nose offers up aromas of cassis, cherry, chocolate liqueur, blackcurrant and vanilla bean qualities. The plate is tight, highlighting blackcurrant, cedar, clove mixed spice and vanilla characteristics.
"Intense flavours, texture and structure all reflecting the Bordeaux blend; tannins are woven through the blackcurrant and redcurrant fruit, lengthening the finish. Cabernet Sauvignon/Merlot/Petit Verdot/Cabernet Franc. Screwcap."
Australian Wine Companion
"Ruby-red. Vibrant cassis and blackberry aromas are pure and youthfully focused. Sweet dark berry flavors are gently supported by firm but integrated tannins that seem to melt away on the long, supple finish. Surprisingly approachable and loaded with sweet fruit, suggesting that this will be ready to drink soon. "
International Wine Cellar