The colour is dark red with purple hues. Sweet fruits such as mulberry and blackberry, come together to give a rich fruitcake bouquet, with well-cooked spice and rind. The subtle hints of fine grain French oak, mocha and 'rain on dust' grow in intensity with time in the glass.
The palate is opulent but elegant, viscous and supple. It shows typical McLaren Vale Shiraz juiciness and extreme length. Infinitely fine tannins rise long after swallowing, leaving the drinker with a final blast of dark chocolates and sweet alcohol.