Sourced from several elevated sites throughout the Barossa & Eden Valleys the Struie reflects the cooler side of the region and showcases the subtle nuances that are gained from hillside viticulture.
Possessing a dense and completely opaque hue the 2005 Struie has a wonderfully healthy sheen and great viscosity. The initial aromas of black raspberries, crème de cacao and star anise yield to a fragrant core of slow
roasted meats, scorched earth and olive tapenade.
Full bodied and tightly structured the palate shows phenomenal ripeness and brooding richness along with a razor-like spine of beautifully integrated acidity and mountain like tannin that will greatly reward those with the patience to cellar it.
"Faintly dull edges to the colour; but the palate proclaims the quality of the wine, flush with blackberry, spice and bitter chocolate, tannins and oak exactly positioned.
Australian Wine Companion
"A blend of Shriaz from Eden Valley and the valley floor, this is both amply endowed and impressively complex. The creamy puree of raspberries is dusted with peppery spice and cocoa, leaving a savory impression on the lasting finish. Drink now-2015."