Intense red fruits – cranberry and red plum with underlying blackcurrant and vanillin oak.
Dry, medium acidity that is well supported by a fine tannin backbone. The ripe red fruits of the forest are integrated with both the tannin structure and the French oak component which gives the wine tremendous balance. The finish is long and savoury.
“This is stern and sturdy in part but frisky and succulent in other. It has drinkability written all over it but it’s structurally sound and it has both weight and texture. Currants, boysenberry, leather, dust and twiggy herbs. It’s in a good place all around.”
93 Pts - The Wine Front, March 2019
Cellar with confidence for 10 – 15 years and drink with a rare beef fillet and horseradish.
“It gets the balance between straight-out drinkability and structural sturdiness pretty right. It tastes of boysenberry, blackcurrant, leather, dust and twiggy herbs, the flavours flowing along in juicy style. There's a lightness of touch evident here; it's an easy wine to spend time with.”
95 Pts - Halliday Wine Companion 2020