Color: Glistening purple
Nose: Giveaway, pristine Barossa Valley Shiraz fruit
aromas; fresh blueberry pie and blood plum. A
barrel-fermented vapor net entraps scents of
cinnamon and nutmeg, violet and bergamot.
Flirting strawberry yogurt and freshly cut
rhubarb aromatics unwittingly entice. A nose
of elevated and finessed perfumed high notes a
Palate: The palate is balanced and full-bodied with a
silken, lush, "tofu-like" texture, replete with
generous, ripe, even yet firm tannins. Flavors of
wild-berry fruits - blueberry, boysenberry and
loganberry, again verging towards raspberry
yoghurt, redefine the "sweet-conserve"
descriptor - neither porty nor residual sugarsweet,
but lush and (dry red) unctuous.
another great Barossa vintage, highlighting the
strength of any of the Barossa sourced 2005 reds.
Food pairings: Ideal with beef, duck and game.