"Outstanding retention of crimson hue, bright and clear on the rim; the bouquet sets the scene for the intense and pure black and red berry fruits of the medium-bodied palate, its exceptional length drawn out by fine-grained tannins, oak an incidental extra." James Halliday | www.winecompanion.com.au (July 2013)
A richly flavoured backbone of dark cherry and red berry fruits mesh seamlessly with dried herb, savoury and truffle flavours. Time spent in both new and older French oak adds texture, spice and cedar notes. The tannins are fine grained, the finish prodigiously long.
Fragrant nose of bright red berries mingles with spice, tea leaf and truffle aromas with a velvety palate of dark cherry and plum fruits alongside warm earth and black olive characters. Further complexity to be realised if cellared.
The Export Order was cancelled and you are the winner with a substantial 48% saving per dozen ... a thoroughly enjoyable dark berry and spice delight that will delight the wallet as much as the palate.
A symphony of deliciously ripe dark plum and red berry fruits is joined by a background chorus of black pepper, exotic spices and liquorice notes. Well integrated French oak and earthy tannins give supporting structure to a wine of style and distinction.
A complex and multi-faceted wine, lending savoury black olive aromas, alongside notes of nutmeg and cloves, to an opulently flavoured palate of blackberry and dark cherry fruits wrapped in a coat of fine, chewy tannins.
Expressive and richly flavoured, dark and red berry fruits setting the scene for this ‘Old Block’ offering … black pepper and aromatic spices appearing on the same bill. Well integrated savoury oak and non-intrusive tannins take the final bow.