Deep crimson with purple hues. A rich and intense aroma of ripe Satsuma plum, blueberries and hints of cola mingling with fine milk chocolate, cedar and sweet spice. Quite a mouthful of sweet, juicy fruit but balance wonderfully with briary and sweet spice. A full bodied wine showing great complexity with hints of cedar and smokey notes which, in combination, flows through to the lengthy and youthfully austere finish.
"Bright crimson-purple; oh my, what a beautiful wine from this wondrous vintage; a selection from 19 vineyard sites, open-fermented, basket-pressed and matured in quality American oak, 23% new; its juicy flavours caress the mouth, the oak balance spot on, and not imparting overt vanilla, the tannins equally good."
Australian Wine Companion