Colour: Deep crimson red.
Nose: This is a unique aromatic expression of the Barossa Valley: perfumed fruit with violet-like florals, dried mixed fruit and exotic spices. Berry fruit nuances rise above cedary French oak.
Palate: This has the hallmarks of a great Penfolds red wine - superb structure, excellent oak integration, great palate weight and rich fruit. The sweet, rich and generous dark berried Shiraz flavours make a strong, clear statement. Pronounced savoury, cold roasted meat flavours combine with stylish, integrated oak and velvety tannins to promote a long, persistent finish.
Serving and cellaring suggestions: This vibrant, spicy, luscious wine can certainly be enjoyed now but clearly has the structure and balance to justify medium to long-term cellaring. Decant before enjoying with red meat, game or fine cheese.