Fresh plum, blackberry and raspberry on the nose with nutmeg and cinnamon spices and a floral lift. There is a touch of licorice and a hint of white pepper adding complexity. The palate has wonderful structure with elegant chalky tannins through the mid palate and long, fine mineral tannins providing a refined finish. Savory dried herbs on the finish balance the fruit sweetness and spices of the varietal Grenache flavors.
Blend: 70% Grenache, 25% Shiraz, 5% Mourvedre
"Deep colour; dark and savoury roasted meat, black fruits and tar bouquet; the palate is dense and chewy, with structure driving the wine, and the fruit providing support; firm and chewy to conclude."
Australian Wine Companion
"Glass-staining ruby. Enticing aromas of black raspberry, pipe tobacco, licorice and incense. Lush, broad and sweet but firmly built, with an exotic candied dark fruit quality. At once deep and energetic, with strong inner-mouth perfume and excellent clarity. Finishes sweet and juicy, with a fine dusting of tannins and impressive length."
International Wine Cellar