A blend of 96% Shiraz and 4% Cabernet Sauvignon.
Dark, deep red (at 5 years of age). Enticingly fragrant, yet at once 'Grange' - elements of cola, bay-leaf, malt, Indian spices and nougat. An ethereal oriental lift of glazed Peking Duck is interspersed with fermented black Chinese tea. Oak at one with the wine, other aromatics unite to create a continuum of spice and fruit. Impressive.
Palate is seamless and redefined. Classic Grange structure - tight, defined & balanced, with 'slatey' / sandy tannins. Saturated fruits - blackberry and
concentrated Satsuma plum skin. A darkened
flavour theme of chocolate, liquorice and
fermented black Chinese tea mask any overt
presence of new oak, courting a long, effortless
finish. Intense, powerful vs. composed, polished - an enviable counter-balance.